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Edward Howard-Vyse

Olympic medal record

Men's Equestrian
Bronze 1936 Berlin Team eventing

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


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 1962 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. London Gazette: no. 33325, p. 6896, 1 November 1927. Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
  2. Olympic Sports: profile
  3. London Gazette: no. 35690, p. 3855, 1 September 1942. Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
  4. Papers of General Allenbrooke
  5. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 43379, p. 6029, 10 July 1964. Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
  6. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 43404, p. 6787, 7 August 1964. Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
  7. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 42731, p. 5719, 13 July 1962. Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
  8. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 45240, p. 13111, 1 December 1970. Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
  9. The Peerage.com



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