Colonel Dan de Beaujeu

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Colonel Dan de Beaujeu

Post by Bob_H » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:31 pm


14TH/ 20TH KING’S HUSSARS 1957 - 1992

I regret to inform you of the death of Colonel Dan de Beaujeu on Saturday 3 January, aged 77. Col de Beaujeu commanded the 14th/20th King’s Hussars from July 1979 – February 1982.

We've received details that the Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 on 5th March in the Church of St Michael and All Angels, The Market Place, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 7NB. The service will be followed by a reception (details provided at end of service).

Dan is survived by his widow, Wendy and their son Guy. Should you wish to write please message me (Bob_H).
We offer our sincere condolences. RIP Sir.
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Re: Colonel Dan de Beaujeu

Post by Bill Bentley » Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:04 pm

RiP Colonel,

odd that everybody knew him as Col. Dan. Can't think of many C.O.'s who, even the 3 year Tpr's knew the first name of. Perhaps because nobody could spell his surname. Or, is there another reason ?

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Re: Colonel Dan de Beaujeu

Post by bryanlythgoe » Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:32 pm

A true gentleman and great leader. Had many glasses of whiskey I mean cups of coffee with him in the back of command vehicles doing radio stags. Sir I salute you thanks for all you have done for the 14/20 Kings Hussars. Condolences to your family.

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Re: Colonel Dan de Beaujeu

Post by Arnie » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:00 pm

Col Dan Sir, Farewell.

You will be missed by the Hawks who remain and welcomed by all the Hawks who have preceded you. RIP

Sincere condolences to your family and loved ones.

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Re: Colonel Dan de Beaujeu

Post by Sam » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:50 pm

Our thoughts go out to his family, and great memories of Col Dan RIP Hussar

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Re: Colonel Dan de Beaujeu

Post by gladis cooper » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:27 pm

So very sad. My heart felt thoughts go out to Wendy and Guy. I was so very fond of Dan. many happy memories.
Rest in Peace Dan. Love Sheila x

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Post by HarryBennett » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:45 pm

Col. Dan a true gentleman. I remember the times he used to take us water skiing in Bengazi Harbour.
RIP Our condolences to all the family.

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Re: Colonel Dan de Beaujeu

Post by smudge077 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:56 pm

A very sad loss. He was a fine officer, an exceptional C.O., and a gentleman to boot. He served the Regiment well and will be remembered for his name (which only a few could spell correctly) and his fairness and understanding. My condolences to his wife and son.

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Re: Colonel Dan de Beaujeu

Post by PINKY » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:59 am

RIP Colonel Dan,
One of the best CO's I served under.
My condolences to his wife, family and friends.

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Re: Colonel Dan de Beaujeu

Post by Paul Keller » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:06 am

My condolences to the family, a brilliant CO who had a tremendous presence about him which commanded a natural respect, RIP Colonel.
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Re: Colonel Dan de Beaujeu

Post by Johnny Morris » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:53 am

Served with Col Dan for many years and had the greatest respect for him, he will be missed by all.

R.I.P Colonel

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Re: Colonel Dan de Beaujeu

Post by SteveR » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:17 pm

RIP Colonel Dan, deepest respect.
It's better to burn out than to fade away...........

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Re: Colonel Dan de Beaujeu

Post by Mac McNulty » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:30 pm

A great Commanding Officer and as Bill stated earlier one of the very few Officers who everybody from Troopers upwards knew his First Name.

RIP Colonel Dan and my condolences to his Family and Friends


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Re: Colonel Dan de Beaujeu

Post by DRAC » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:06 pm

I was very sad to read of the passing of our Colonel Dan.
A very much loved Hawk. Honoured by all ranks.Wendy and family please accept our very deepest regrets
Drac & Denny


Re: Colonel Dan de Beaujeu

Post by Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:48 am

Great words have been said about a great Man R.I.P.

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