Richmond Sunday 2014

The sun shone on Richmond this weekend, as Green Howards enjoyed their annual get-together.

Major Dan Oxberry was the Parade Commander.

Edward Daniel Oxberry, known as Dan, was born in York in 1944 and attended Pocklington School. After training at RMA Sandhurst 2 Lt Oxberry was posted in 1964 to      1st Battalion in Tripoli and joined 11 Platoon, C Company. He undertook courses at Hythe and Warminster, the old School of Infantry small arms and tactics wings, and later the Support Weapons course at Netheravon. In 1966 he went with the Battalion to Malaya for jungle training in preparation for possible operations in Borneo. Back in Colchester, he participated in major exercises in Canada and Germany and was appointed Bn Anti-Tank Officer. In 1967 Lt Oxberry was attached briefly to 1 PWO on active service in Aden. After nine months with B Company in British Honduras, he resigned his commission 1969.

Dan Oxberry then undertook a new career in the commercial world, spending ten years in public relations in London, followed by 16 years in the tobacco industry. He also joined the Territorial Army, first as a Trooper in 21 SAS (V), the Artists Rifles, and later as a Major commanding an Home Service Force company in the Honourable Artillery Company. He is a former member of the Regimental Council and Trustee of the Friends of the Green Howards Trust. He has contributed to the old Green Howards Gazette as well as the Green Howard magazine, for which he wrote an amusing article about his tour in Aden with 1 PWO. Today an independent member of the GHA, Dan was for several years a member of the London Branch.

Married to Sarah and living in Lymington (Hampshire), Dan enjoys gardening, reading, ‘messing about in his boat’ and keeping fit(ish).

The Green Howards Association has developed a new initiative to encourage members to submit a CV of their time with the Regiment.   Major Oxberry was the first to submit his CV, to submit yours please get in touch with Tony Warriner on 01748 822133.

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