PEGASUS V , 90TH Birthday visit to General Sir Geoffrey HOWLETT KBE MC

PEGASUS V, 90TH, Birthday visit to General Sir Geoffrey HOWLETT KBE MC

The Regimental Headquarters of The Parachute Regiment, based in Colchester, deployed their Shetland pony mascot, ‘Pegasus V’ (today 5 Feb) on a surprise visit to bring ninetieth birthday wishes to General Sir Geoffrey Howlett KBE MC, at his retirement home in Dorset.
Pegasus V , known a ‘Peggy’ , arrived with his handler, Pony Major Lance Corporal Jamie Richards of the Parachute Regiment.
General Howlett, who served as CO 2 PARA in the 1970’s, Commander of 16 Parachute Brigade, Commandant at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and finally Colonel Commandant of The Parachute Regiment in 1983 – 1990. Accompanying Pegasus was his old friend General Sir Mike Jackson.
General Howlett said, ‘ that he was delighted to see old friends, including Peggy,’ who he not met before.
Pic- RICHARD WATT