John Frederick Boyce Combe - Post War

Post War

After the end of hostilities in Europe Combe had brief periods as an acting major-general commanding successively 78th Infantry Division and 46th Infantry Division in Austria. In October 1946 his rank of major-general was made permanent and he was appointed Deputy GOC British Troops Austria. He retired from the army in October 1947 but continued to hold the ceremonial post of Colonel of the Regiment of the 11th Hussars to which he had been appointed in July 1945 and was to hold for twelve years. It was as Colonel of the Regiment that he took part in the procession behind the coffin at the funeral of King George VI in 1952. He died on 12 July 1967.

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