Edward Howard-Vyse

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Sir Edward Howard-Vyse
Born 27 November 1905
Died 26 December 1992 (aged 87)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Western Command
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Military Cross
Olympic medal record
Men's Equestrian
Bronze medal – third place 1936 Berlin Team eventing

Lieutenant General Sir Edward Dacre Howard-Vyse KBE CB MC (27 November 1905 – 26 December 1992) was a senior British Army officer as well as a British horse rider who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

He was the only son of Colonel Cecil Howard-Vyse of Langton Hall, Malton, North Yorkshire.


Edward Howard-Vyse was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1927.[1]

In 1936 he and his horse Blue Steel won the bronze medal as part of the British eventing team, after finishing 19th in the individual eventing competition.[2]

He served in World War II and was promoted to Major in 1942.[3]

After the War he took office as Director Royal Artillery from 1959 to 1961[4] and then General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Command from 1961 to 1964.[5] He retired in 1964.[6]

He was also Colonel Commandant of the Royal Artillery from 1962[7] until 1970.[8]


In 1940 he married Mary Bridget Willoughby and together they went on to have two sons and a daughter.[9]

He died in Ryedale in 1992.


  1. ^ "No. 33325". The London Gazette. 1 November 1927. p. 6896. 
  2. ^ Olympic Sports: profile
  3. ^ "No. 35690". The London Gazette. 1 September 1942. p. 3855. 
  4. ^ Papers of General Allenbrooke
  5. ^ "No. 43379". The London Gazette (Supplement). 10 July 1964. p. 6029. 
  6. ^ "No. 43404". The London Gazette (Supplement). 7 August 1964. p. 6787. 
  7. ^ "No. 42731". The London Gazette (Supplement). 13 July 1962. p. 5719. 
  8. ^ "No. 45240". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 December 1970. p. 13111. 
  9. ^ The Peerage.com
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir William Stirling
GOC-in-C Western Command
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Craddock