Sunday, 2 October 2016

2nd October 1956 – ON THIS DAY IN RWF HISTORY

Death of Brigadier Sir Eric Skaife CB OBE DL, 1956

An Englishman, he was commissioned RWF in 1903. He was made a prisoner of war in October 1914. Whilst a prisoner of war he learnt Welsh. He commanded 1 RWF 1929-33. In 1937 he came Commander 158 (Royal Welch) Brigade TA in North Wales. He was Colonel of the Regiment 1948-52. He immersed himself in Welsh cultural life for which he was knighted in 1956. He left a generous bequest to the Regiment when he died.

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