General Sir Patrick John Howard-Dobson GCB 12 August 1921 – 8 November 2009 was a senior British Army officer and Quartermaster-General to the Forces
- 1 Early life
- 2 Military career
- 3 Family
- 4 References
Patrick Howard-Dobson was born in Leicester and educated at King's College School, Cambridge and Framlingham College
Howard-Dobson was commissioned into the Yorkshire Hussars in 1941
He served in the Second World War and saw action as a tank troop commander in the 7th Queen's Own Hussars during the long withdrawal from Rangoon in Burma as well as during the assault on Italy
In 1963 he was made Commanding Officer of the Queen's Own Hussars and then in 1965 he was appointed Commander of 20th Armoured Brigade In 1968 he became the last Chief of Staff at British Far East Command in Singapore He was Commandant of the Staff College, Camberley from 1972, Military Secretary from 1974 and then Quartermaster-General to the Forces from 1977 In 1979 he was made Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff Personnel & Logistics and he retired in 1981
He lived in Benington for over 25 years
In retirement he was chairman of the Council of St Luke's Hospital for the Clergy
In 1946 he married Barbara Mary Mills and together they went on to have two sons and one daughter
- ^ a b Obituary: General Sir Patrick Howard-Dobson The Daily Telegraph, 20 December 2009
- ^ a b c d e f g Obituary: Sir Patrick Howard-Dobson The Times, 13 November 2009
- ^ Ex-soldier From Benington Dies East Herts Herald, 17 November 2009
|Commandant of the Staff College, Camberley
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|Quartermaster-General to the Forces
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