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Aspell, Col Gerald Laycocklocked

TD (2 clasps); DL; FCA

Born 10 April 1915; s of Samuel Frederick Aspell and Agnes Maude (née Laycock); m 1939, Mary Leeson Carroll (d 1998), d of Rev. Ion Carroll, Cork; two d (one s decd); died 11 July 2006

Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, 1984–90


Uppingham Sch


FCA 1938. Commnd 2nd Lieut, 4th Bn Leicestershire Regt, TA, 1933; served War of 1939–45 in UK and Burma, RE, RA, RAF; commanded 579 Light Anti-Aircraft Regt, RA (TA), 1946–51. Partner, Coopers & Lybrand, 1952–78; mem. of various nat. and local cttees of Inst. of Chartered Accountants during that time. Dir, 1964–85, Chm., 1978–85, Leicester Building Soc.; Dep. Chm., Alliance and Leicester Building Soc., 1985; Local Dir, Eagle Star Insce Gp, 1949–84 (Chm., Midlands Bd, 1970–84). Chm., Leicester and Dist Local Employment Cttee, then Leics Dist Manpower Cttee, 1971–79. Mem., Leicester Diocesan Bd of Finance, 1952–77. Civil Defence Controller, then Sub-Regl Dir CD, Leics, Rutland and Northants, 1956–65. Member: Leics and Rutland TAA, then E Midlands TAVRA, 1947–80 (Chm., Leics Cttee, 1969–80). Hon. Colonel: Royal Anglian Regt (Leics), 1972–79; Leics and Northants ACF, 1979–84. Grand Treasurer, United Grand Lodge of England, 1974–75. Trustee, Uppingham Sch., 1964–87 (Chm., 1977–87). DL Leics, 1952


Cricket, tennis, squash, fishing, charitable involvements


Laburnum House, Great Dalby, Melton Mowbray, Leics, LE14 2HA

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