Karl Beale
John Robertson

Karl Beale

Karl Saxon Beale
born 12.5.1929 Tunbridge Wells,Kent
son of Max and Kay Beale
educated Cranbrook School
graduated RMC Sandhurst
commissioned 2Lt (403616) Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
served in Malaya
awarded Mention in Despatches 1952
awarded Military Cross 1953 (Lt)
3 Bn Parachute Regiment 1956
44 Parachute Brigade (training Major to Pathfinder Force)
22 SAS (2-in-C) (Major) 1960s
Lieutenant Colonel 1969
Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces (Northern Frontier Regiment) 1969-72
awarded Sultan of Oman's Distinguished Service Medal
SAS Group (Chief of Staff) 1972-77 (left Army as Lt Colonel)
C.O. Sultan of Oman's Special Forces
retired to Crediton,Devon and Warwickshire
married Janet Campbell 1960 (dissolved 1975) (1 son Chris,1 daughter Caroline)
died 12.4.2019 Kenilworth,Warwickshire
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