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
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