Brigadier T Hart Dyke DSO DL

Brigadier T Hart DykeCommanded 1st Bn The Queen's Royal Regiment from October 1948 to January 1950.

Trevor Hart Dyke was born on 19th February 1905 and was educated at Marlborough College and the RMC Sandhurst. He was commissioned in The Queen's Royal Regiment in August 1924 and posted to the 2nd Battalion with whom he served in India, Sudan and UK until 1930 when he was seconded to the King's African Rifles and returned to the UK in 1936. In 1926 he carried the Regimental Colour at Allahabad at the trooping to celebrate the King's Birthday.

From 1936 to 1939 he served with the Depot and the 2nd Battalion and attended the Staff College. Between 1939 and 1943, except for short periods when he was 2 i/c of the 2/7th Battalion and commander of the 13th (HD) Battalion, he was on the Staff.

In 1944 he trained and commanded a York and Lancaster Battalion in N W Europe and was awarded the DSO for his distinguished leadership. He then served in Burma and India and commanded 25th East African Infantry Brigade during 1945 to 1946 when he reverted to Lieutenant Colonel to command 5th Bn The King's African Rifles prior to being appointed to command 1st Bn The Queen's Royal Regiment in October 1948. The Battalion at this time was in Berlin during the "Berlin Air-Lift". On handing over command in 1950 he was again promoted Brigadier. He then commanded the Lorried Infantry Brigade of 56th Armoured Division (TA) in London, then became BGS (SD) Northern Army Group and completed his service as BGS Western Command before retiring on 12th November 1958.

Died 3rd June 1995


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