|Sir Richard Worsley|
29 May 1923|
Ballywalter, County Down, Northern Ireland
|Died||23 February 2013(aged 89)|
|Years of service||1942–1982|
|Unit||Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)|
|Commands held||1st The Royal Dragoons
7th Armoured Brigade
1st (British) Corps
|Battles/wars||Second World War
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Worsley was born on 29 May 1923 at Ballywalter, County Down, Northern Ireland, the son of Herbert Henry Knight Worsley, JP (1885-1947) of Lough House, Grey Abbey, County Down, by Rose Austen (died 30 April 1958),  only daughter of John Alfred Hives of Upper Plain, Masterton, New Zealand, farmer, and widow of Major Meyrick Myler Magrath, DSO, Royal Field Artillery, of Dorking House, Cosham, Hampshire. He was educated at Radley College.
After the war he then served in the Malayan Emergency in 1948. He became an Instructor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst later in 1948 and then became Commanding Officer (CO) of the 1st The Royal Dragoons in 1962.
He took command of the 7th Armoured Brigade in 1965 and Chief of Staff Far East Land Forces in 1969. He became General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3rd Division in 1972 and GOC 1st (British) Corps in 1976. His final appointment was as Quartermaster-General to the Forces in 1979; he retired in 1982.He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1963  and a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath in 1976.
He married on 6 May 1959 at Holy Trinity Church, Brompton, London, to Sarah Anne "Sally", eldest daughter of Brigadier J. A. H. Mitchell of the British Embassy, Paris, and they went on to have a son, Henry, and a daughter, Charlotte. On 7 Nov 1980, he married Caroline, Duchess of Fife.
- The Times 13 Sept 1947, p.1
- The Times 1 May 1958, p.1
- Wairarapa Daily Times (New Zealand) 17 Nov 1915, p. 5
- The Times 23 Jan 1922, p.13
- Robertson-Glasgow, R. W., St. Peter's College Radley Register 1847-1962, pp. 189, 467
- "General Sir Richard Worsley". The Daily Telegraph. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
- Radley College Foundation Report 2004
- Keleny, Anne (20 March 2013). "General Sir Richard Worsley: Soldier who oversaw the end of Britain's presence in the Far East". The Independent. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
- "(Supplement) no. 35649". The London Gazette. 31 July 1942. p. 3351. Retrieved 6 December 2009.
- Debrett's People of Today 1974
- The London Gazette (Supplement) 31 Dec 1963, p. 7
- The London Gazette 4 June 1976, p. 8016
- Cadets help pick grapes Henley Standard, 16 November 2009
- "Richard Worsley obituary", The Times, 27 February 2013
- The Times 7 May 1959, p.14
- "Explorer Henry Worsley dies attempting Antarctic crossing". BBC. 24 January 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
- The Times 8 Nov 1980, p. 16
|General Officer Commanding the 3rd Division
Sir Jack Harman
|GOC 1st (British) Corps
1976 – 1978
Sir Peter Leng
Sir Patrick Howard-Dobson
|Quartermaster-General to the Forces
Sir Paul Travers