RIP. Two outstanding officers. F-H's obit in the Telegraph was very good. Having had the pleasure of meeting him on a few occasions, I can't wait to read Brig James Hill's. His medals are now held in the 1 Para Officer's mess and a fair display they are too!
My first encounter with Farrah The Para was a failure to salute his staff car plates,near Maida.His driver got out of the car,and gave me a B********g.Next time was working for him,when he became CLF in Ulster.His son was also well known to me,as I introduced him to his wife! Met Brig Hill only once,but was VERY impressed.
A sad farewell to a pair of absolute legends. Didn't know about Brg Hill passing away, met him on the 50th Anniversary of the D Day landings in 1994. What a man. Didn't see anything about him in the Sun, however if Elton John (or some other nobody) popped his clogs there would be a National day of mourning.