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Just heard Brigadier Anthony Hunter-Choat died Thursday 12th April 2012 .
Very sad news. I worked for him in NI for a while; a first-class officer and a great bloke. RIP Tony.
Him: Anthony Hunter-Choat - Powerbase
Several obvious errors in that socalled bio, starting with 7 Gurkhas, he served with 45 Regt RA in 28 Cwth Bde, doubtless 7 GR was one of the bns he was a fwd obsvr with in Borneo.
He also wasn't commanding any unit in 1957, let alone a "major UK SF" one; around that time he would have been in the Foreign Legion, which he left in the rank of Sgt, I believe. I haven't seen him in decades, but I doubt he was much beyond his mid-70s. I was in Macedonia/Kosovo in 1999, but unaware that he was there, too; it would have been good to see him again. He impressed me as a modest, likeable and thoroughly decent man, as well as a fine soldier.
Best BC I had. RIP.
He was originally in 7 GR on a short-service commission but then got a regular commission in the RA:
i spoke to him on the telephone a few years ago when researching an article on the FFL . He was charming and very helpful.
Saw him a while back in London he told a few good tales about his time with 1ere REP in Algeria R.I.P.
soon be the 30th. He facilitated my attending the parade and meal afterwards . I joined but got kicked out for fiddling my medical , i blagged the eye test 3 times but on the 4th i was captured bang to rights as i only has ten percent vision in my right eye. Didn't stop me being a gunner in the re regs or in the slr shooting team for royal anglians ta. grin . my left eye compensated for the right .
He was 2i/c 3 RHA in Hong Kong in 1974 - 75, cracking bloke...
Met him when I was instructing on Ex Snow Queen in 1978, he was one of my students and an all round top bloke and not a bad skier either.
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