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Sir Rex Masterman Hunt
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Birth: Jun. 26, 1926
Redcar
North Yorkshire, England
Death: Nov. 11, 2012
Elton
County Durham, England

Royal Air Force pilot, diplomat and colonial administrator. He served as Governor and commander in chief of the Falklands Islands, Vice Admiral of the Falklands and concurrent High Commissioner of the British Antarctic Territory from 1980 to 1985. During the Falklands War after the Argentine invasion of the islands he was briefly taken prisoner and temporarily removed from his position. He was the author of a memories book: "My Falkland days". Before Falklands islands, he served as colonial administrator in Uganda, Sarawak, Brunei, Turkey, Indonesia, South Vietnam and Malaysia. In October 11, 1982 he was appointed Knighted, in recognition of services during the Falklands War, and he also served as chairman of the Falkland Islands Association and as president of the United Kingdom Falkland Islands Trust. 
 
Inscription:
REX MASTERMAN HUNT
29th June 1926 – 11th November 2012

a very dear and loved husband
dad and grandfather

‘A Falkland Islands Hero’

 
Burial:
All Saints Churchyard
Hutton Rudby
Hambleton District
North Yorkshire, England
 
Created by: Errete
Record added: Nov 12, 2012
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Sir Rex Masterman Hunt
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Sir Rex Masterman Hunt
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Sir Rex Masterman Hunt
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Well done Sir.A live well lived.From Loyal Northern Ireland.
- Dillinger
 Added: Apr. 4, 2016

- KHaining
 Added: Nov. 11, 2014
Sir Rex, it is a privilege to leave the first written tribute to you. You were quite an influence and figurehead during the Falklands War, and among your people. Rest in Peace
- Dr. William McDonald
 Added: Nov. 14, 2012
 
 
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