Colonel Anthony John Aylmer Has Died
Dublin Central Branch The Royal British Legion, a Nonprofit Organization, has disclosed via their official page the sudden and unexpected passing away of Colonel Anthony John Aylmer, on Wednesday, the 2nd of February, 2022. The cause of the colonel’s death was not disclosed.
According to information gathered, we learnt that Colonel Aylmer became an officer at the age of 17 after being commissioned in 1944, serving as the commander of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards from 1966 to 1968. The deceased was reportedly stationed in seven different countries in his 40 year service with the Irish Guards.
Anthony also served as Regimental Lieutenant Colonel from 1969 to 1972, and he is said to be the Regiment’s last serving commander from World War II, after his demise. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and worked with him. May his loving and gentle soul rest peacefully.
We extend sincere and most heartfelt condolences to the Family of the deceased. He will surely live on in the hearts of many forever.
Here are tributes posted by the friends and well wishers of the deceased as they pas their last respect to the deceased:
”Chris Harpham posted on Facebook ”A candle will be lit in the Royal Military Chapel (The Guards Chapel) in his memory, May he rest in peace………”
”Rest In Peace Sir, thank you for your service. My sincerest condolences to your family and friends. Respect…………” posted on Facebook by Bill Adams.
Liz Dexter also posted on Facebook ”Rest in peace and rise in glory stand down soldier your duty is done thank you for your service…………”.