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Captain Adrian Blaize Pozzi

Captain Adrian Blaize Pozzi

Captain Adrian Blaize Pozzi had an interesting army career in that he served in three of our antecedent regiments – the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, the South Wales Borderers and the Royal Regiment of Wales.

Pozzi’s Cap badges (BRCRM 2022.10.8)

Early Career

Adrian was born in April 1929 in Bangor and enlisted in the army on August 8th 1946, aged 18. He joined the General Service Corps but after a year transferred to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He was stationed in Brecon Barracks, where he met his wife Valerie, who was serving in the Land Army at the time. The two were married in 1949 and lived at Dering Lines where they had two children, Michael and Francis. In August 1953 Adrian left the army and took a civilian job in Brecon to be with his young family. However, this break was short-lived and he re-enlisted in December 1953, this time with the South Wales Borderers.

With the SWB, Adrian served in Germany as part of the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) during 1954-55 and 1961-62, and in Malaya from 1955 to 1958, where he was mentioned in dispatches. In 1958, Adrian returned to the UK and took a job at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, as a Staff Sergeant instructor. He spent three years at Sandhurst, before re-joining the SWB for a tour to Hong Kong. He had been promoted to Warrant Officer 2, and was Company Sergeant Major in Hong Kong.

In 1969 The Welch Regiment and the South Wales Borderers were amalgamated into the Royal Regiment of Wales, and Adrian was promoted to Captain in the newly established regiment. His military career ended with various postings in the UK and the training of young soldiers. After retiring from the army in 1974, he worked in army recruiting in Cardiff. 

Adrian and Valerie emigrated to Australia in the 1980s and Adrian died there on December 27th 2015, aged 86. 

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