Dare Wilson

AAC (Late SAS)

Maj Gen

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Maj Gen Dare Wilson CBE MC DL FRGS
It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the death of Dare Wilson. He died peacefully in hospital in Somerset on Friday 15th August 2014, aged 95 years. Details of a memorial service will follow in due course.
General Dare Wilson saw action in France 1940 (Dunkirk), Italy and North West Europe (where he won his MC) with the Northumberland Fusiliers and later the Recce Regiment. He then served in Palestine with the 6th Airborne Division and Korea which he rates as the most vicious war he fought in.

He commanded 22 SAS and was responsible for basing them at Hereford. His account of the world record-breaking free fall jump from 34,000 feet, makes thrilling reading. He went on to fight the Mau Mau in Kenya and was in the last party to leave Aden when we withdrew in 1967. Gen Dare then learnt to fly helicopters and commanded the fledgling Army Air Corps.


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