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Robin Rhoderick-Jones joined the Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars in 1962 and soon saw active service in the Borneo campaign. In 1967 he flew army helicopters for The Queen’s Own Hussars in Aden during its last six months as a British colony. He commanded the Irish Hussars from 1979 to 1981 during which he led a multi-national component of the Commonwealth Monitoring Force which supervised Rhodesia’s first full elections which led to the creation of Zimbabwe.


Since retiring from the army In 1988 he has published seven books, mainly biographies, as well as writing a one-thousand year dynastic history of the Grosvenor family commissioned privately by the 6th Duke of Westminster. In Peace and War is his first regimental history.