Major Rupert A Keene MC

{ Bob }

04 Jul 1950

Major Rupert Archer Keene was killed in a car crash with Captain James Alexander Young.

Form The Pegasus Journal October 1950.



It was with great regret that we learned of the death of Major R. A. Keene, M.C., who was killed in a car accident on 4th July, 1950. His funeral, which took place at Hambleden on 10th July, was attended by a considerable number of officers from the Regiment and Airborne Forces.

He was commissioned in the 4th Bn. The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in 1940, and in March, 1943, joined the 7th Bn. (Light Infantry) The Parachute Regiment.

He was awarded the M.C. for gallantry in Normandy, where he was wounded. He later served with distinction in the Ardennes, the Rhine crossing, the Far East and Palestine.

He had lately been serving at the Airborne Forces Depot. He was universally popular, a keen sportsman and an excellent shot. His untimely death will be a sad loss to his many friends, both in and outside the Regiment.

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