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Abel Smith, Col Richard Francislocked

Born 11 Oct. 1933; s of Col Sir Henry Abel Smith, KCMG, KCVO, DSO and late Lady May Cambridge, o d of Earl of Athlone, KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, DSO, PC, FRS and Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, VA, GCVO, GBE; m 1960, Marcia Kendrew, JP, DL (High Sheriff, Notts, 1990–91); one d; died 23 Dec. 2004

Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, 1991–99


Eton; RMA Sandhurst; Royal Agric. Coll., Cirencester


Commissioned, 1954, Royal Horse Guards (The Blues); Escort Comdr and ADC to Govs of Cyprus, 1957–60; Adjutant, 1960–61; Instr, Sandhurst, 1961–63. Comdr, Sherwood Rangers Sqn, Royal Yeomanry Regt, 1967–69, Hon. Col, 1979–89. Chm., Sports Aid Foundn (E Midlands), 1979–90. County Comr, Scouts (Notts), 1966–75. DL 1970, High Sheriff, 1978, Notts


Fishing, shooting


Army and Navy


Blidworth Dale, Ravenshead, Notts, NG15 9AL