Brigadier Anthony Hunter-Choat Dies

#2
Very sad news. I worked for him in NI for a while; a first-class officer and a great bloke. RIP Tony.
 
#4
RIP
 
#7
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.
 
#10
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 was originally in 7 GR on a short-service commission but then got a regular commission in the RA:

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/43349/supplements/4987/page.pdf

ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
REGULAR ARMY
2nd Lt. Anthony Hunter CHOAT (472271) from
Short Serv. Commn., 7 G.R., to be 2nd Lt., 20th
Feb. 1964, with seniority 3rd Nov. 1962.
 

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#11
i spoke to him on the telephone a few years ago when researching an article on the FFL . He was charming and very helpful.
 
#12
Saw him a while back in London he told a few good tales about his time with 1ere REP in Algeria R.I.P.
 

sirbhp

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#13
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 .
 
#16
I crossed trails with him on a few occassions during military service. In civvy street, I saw him lead the FFL contingent on Remembrance Sunday. My last memory of him was stood in a bar with him in conversation with Chris Moon. That was only a few months ago. There was a buzz going around about his failing health and he 'went' very quickly it seemed to me. May he and all the souls of the faithfully departed, rest in peace.
 
#17
Top man and a sad loss.

I knew Tony H-C well on the Kosovo Verification Mission (Op Somerset) 1998-1999. (Have also just heard that another ex-KVM died on 5 Apr - Col "LK").
 

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