Memorial Service Major Tony Hibbert MBE MC


A memorial service for Major Hibbert is being held at The Royal Garrison Church of All Saints, Aldershot.

Details are available on the official Facebook event page and attendees are asked to notify RHQ PARA in order for the family to have an idea of the numbers.

Link to theĀ Facebook Event


A Memorial Service for Maj (Retd) Tony Hibbert MBE MC is due to take place at 1100hours on Saturday 28th February 2015 in The Royal Garrison Church of All Saints, Farnborough Road, Aldershot, GU11 1QA.

Tony Hibbert was one of the founding members of Airborne Forces and played a major role in the setting up both the Arnhem Veterans Club and the Arnhem Fellowship which represents the future of the Arnhem Commemoration.

The eulogy will be given by Lt Col John Boyd and the service will be led by Lt Col Jerry Sutton, who until his recent promotion has led the Ginkel Heath Memorial Service over a number of years.

The Colonel Commandant will attend and wants to encourage as many serving and retired members of the Regiment and wider airborne family as possible to join him in paying respects to this enormously committed soldier. .

The Service will be followed by a reception at Potters International Hotel, 1 Fleet Road, Aldershot GU11 2ET and all are invited to attend.

The family would be helped by having advance notice of the likely numbers so please could I ask you to register your attendance through RHQ PARA if you are intending to attend:

Central Registry
Merville Barracks
Circular Road South

01206 817082

Major Tony Hibbert, MBE MC (1917-2014)



It is with great sadness and regret that we inform you all that Major Tony Hibbert, who founded the club in 1960, has died at the age of 96. He passed away at his home in Cornwall on Sunday 12th October 2014.

He was an energetic and charismatic man, who made a lasting impression on all who met him,” said his daughter Gill Pipkin.
During the Second World War, he launched an astonishing escape from the Nazi’s, hidden by brave Dutch civilians.

And it was his actions later on during the war, leading an 800-strong team of Commandos in capturing the key German port of Kiel that prevented it from falling into Russian hands.

He persuaded a large German garrison to surrender along with military personnel in Denmark and Schleswig Holstein.

It led to him becoming the first Englishman to receive freedom of the German city – The Great Seal of Kiel, granted in 2010 for his bravery and diplomacy.

Source: West Briton