The Staff College, Camberley - A Presentation Owl, 1957
The Staff College, Camberley - A Presentation Owl, 1957
The Staff College, Camberley - A Presentation Owl, 1957
The Staff College, Camberley - A Presentation Owl, 1957
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The Staff College, Camberley - A Presentation Owl, 1957

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Height overall: 14.5cm (5.6in)

 

Silver plated figure of an owl, emblem of Minerva, Goddess of wisdom, and the Staff College, Camberley, mounted on a turned ebonised base applied with a presentation plaque inscribed  Presented To / Lieut.-Col. T. St.G. Caulfeild, M.B.E., / Royal Artillery / Staff College, Camberley / September 1957’. Maker’s name of Phillips of Aldershot to the front.  

Brigadier Toby St.George Caulfeild, C.B.E., R.A., (1919-2005), was descended from the Elizabethan soldier Toby Caulfeild of Charlemont (1565–1627) who fought under the Earl of Essex in Ireland, was ennobled and built Caulfeild Castle in County Tyrone. Educated at Wellington College, he was commissioned into the Royal Artillery, and saw active service with the British Expeditionary Force in France in 1940 and in the Far East, 1942-45. He served in the Korean War, 1952, and the Malayan Emergency, 1958-59. He was Instructor at the Staff College, 1955-57; Officer Commanding, 7th Parachute Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery., 1960-62; and the U.K. National Military Representative, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, 1971-74.