Campaign Service Medal 1962-2003, 1 clasp South Arabia (24024103 Tpr. 4/7 DG.) United Nations Medal Cyprus, original issue. 24024103 Trooper G. T. Dyson, 4/7th Dragoon Guards


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George Thomas Dyson was born on 5 July 1946 at Keighley, Yorkshire. A textile worker by trade he enlisted for service in the cavalry on 12 October 1964. Having completed his basic training with the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment, he transferred to the Queen’s Own Hussars as a ‘B’ Vehicle Driver.

Tyson joined the 4/7th Dragoons on 6 May 1965, serving with ‘B’ Squadron in the South Arabia operations on armoured reconnaissance duties based from Sharjah, Aden.

He would certainly have served ‘up-country’ during the tour, as the squadrons rotated on a 3-monthly basis, before the regiment was replaced by the Queen’s Dragoon Guards in December 1966. Dyson subsequently transferred to Second Troop and served in Cyprus; sold with badges, copied service record and research.

Court mounted for display.