One of the greatest Allied tank commanders who ever lived, and former CO of the 8th Canadian Hussars, has passed on.
Sydney Valpy Radley-Walters, born in Gaspé, served during WWII, fighting in the Battle of Normandy and participating in Operation Market-Garden. By the end of the war, Radley-Walters earned the title "Ace of Aces" as the top tank ace of the western Allies.
After the war, Radley-Walters went on to serve on peacekeeping missions, served as the Commanding Officer of the 8th Canadian Hussars, and was the commandant of the Royal Canadian Armoured School. He would go on to become the colonel-commandant of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps.
Brigadier General Sydney Valpy Radley-Walters passed away on April 21, 2015, in Kingston, Ontario.
Rest easy, soldier. Your exemplary service is very much appreciated.
More information on Brig.-Gen. Sydney Valpy Radley-Walters and his military career can be found on the Web:
The Leadership of S.V. Radley-Walters: Enlistment to D-Day: http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo9/no4/11-mantle-eng.asp
The Leadership of S.V. Radley-Walters: The Normandy Campaign: http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vol10/no1/09-mantle%20zaporzan-eng.asp
"An Unforgettable Contribution": http://www.thewhig.com/2010/11/08/an-unforgettable-contribution
Bio at Maple Leaf Up: http://mapleleafup.ca/rad.html