George Herbert Norris Todd was born on 4 July 1897. He served as a lieutenant in World War One in the Royal Horse Artillery and won the MC, listed in the 1919 Birthday Honours, for distinguished service in connection with military operations in France and Flanders. He commanded the Scots Greys from 1939 to 1942 and the 6th Cavalry Brigade in the Middle East during May 1941. He was given a more permanent command of 50th Indian Tank Brigade in Burma, from June 1942 to June 1945. He was also Commandant of the Fighting Vehicles School in India from Feb 1943. Brigadier G H N Todd lived at Court House, Stretton-on-Fosse, Morton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. He was Deputy Lieutenant. He was married to Alice Nina Dixon and had a daughter, Caroline. He died on 30 Aug 1971.
The photo, published in The Sphere 14 July 1956, shows him accompanying the Queen into Edinburgh City's Assembly Rooms for the Royal Scots Greys regimental ball. The Queen visited Scotland in July 1956 and presented a new Guidon to the regiment after inspecting them, in the grounds of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The commanding officer of the Greys was Lieutenant-Colonel M G Borwick. Brigadier Todd entertained the Queen in his capacity as Colonel of the regiment, a post he held from 1 Jan 1947 until 1 Jan 1958.
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