Malinson VsmallBrigadier Allan Mallinson

Allan Mallinson joined the Regiment in 1969 and was Regimental Signal Officer and commanded Chindit Company for a year before he was lured away to the 13/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary’s Own). He served with the KORBR in Northern Ireland, Malaysia, Cyprus and Germany, and played rugby for the Regiment. His last Service appointment was as Military Attaché in Rome. He began writing whilst still serving; a history of the regiments that made up the new Light Dragoon Regiment formed in 1992. Since then he has written several revisionist histories of World War 1. ‘1914: Fight the Good Fight’ won the British Army’s ‘Book of the Year’ Award. Its sequel, ‘Too Important for the Generals’ examines the leadership of the British Army. His historical fiction follows the career a fictional cavalry officer, Matthew Hervey, during the Nineteenth Century.

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