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 the 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

Obituary: Major James Anthony Hibbert MBE MC – Trebah Gardens

Major James Anthony Hibbert MBE MC (Tony) passed away peacefully at home with his family on Sunday 12th October 2014 aged 96.

Born in 1917, Tony left school at 16 to become an apprentice in the family Wine and Spirits merchants. As part of his training, he was based in Germany during the early 1930’s where he became alarmed by the militarisation he saw around him. Abandoning his apprenticeship, much to the anger of his father, Tony returned to England in 1935 and applied to the Royal Military Academy (RMA). In January 1938, he was commissioned into the Royal Artillery and six days after the start of World War Two (9th September) Tony landed at Cherbourg with the British Expeditionary Force.

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