Brigadier Christopher Pike DSO OBE

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I've just found out that Brigadier Christopher Pike died a couple weeks back. Brig Pike was late of 1st Battalion, 10th Princess Mary’s Own Gurkha Rifles (1/10 GR) and whilst OC of its D Coy, conducted one of the most successful actions of the Indonesian Confrontation in Borneo. I first heard about him when I briefly worked with his son, who was then a Capt. in 2RGR, but I had no idea what a legend this guy had been until many years later.

For anyone who is remotely interested in the Confrontation, Brig. Pike is well worth reading up on. My apologies, but I can't seem to find an obituary that doesn't reside behind a firewall:
Brigadier Christopher Pike, showed remarkable courage and leadership during actions with the Gurkha Rifles – obituary
 
I thought the Telegraph obit was pretty good.
I read the paper version.
 

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