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James, David William - OBE TD

Rank : Colonel (TA)

Army Number : 473983

Unit : Royal 1st Bn, 4th R Anglian

Biography :

Educated at Oakham School and RMA Sandhurst, David James was commissioned into The Royal Leicestershire Regiment on 2.8.1963 and served in its 1st Bn and in 4th R Anglian till 1968. OC Army Youth Team in Norwich, and retired from Regular Army on 16.1.1972. He joined 6th R Anglian (TAVR) as a captain on 20.1.1972. Lt Col Mar 1981, and CO 6th R Anglian (V) 1981-84 for which he was awarded the O.B.E. (L.G. 30.12.1983) and awarded the T.D. on 3.9.1984. Promoted Colonel 1.10.1986 and served until early 1990s.

Date of Birth : 26.09.1943

Civil Occupation : Stamp Collector (Stanley Gibbons)

Period of Service : 1963-1990

Conflicts : Borneo Confrontation, Aden

Places Served : Borneo, Aden, Malta and Libya

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