Colonel John Waddy has died aged 100. The army officer served in World War Two as part of the parachute regiment in the Battle of Arnhem. In 1964 he became head of the SAS and was seen as a moderniser. His interests included counter-terrorism. He was also military advisor on A Bridge Too Far, the film about the WW2 battle in which he became a prisoner of war. Until retirement he also worked for Westland Helicopters, best known for triggering the Thatcher/Heseltine split. He was the last surviving officer of the Battle of Arnhem, and was a unique pick for DDP veterans Going Green.
17 June 1920 – 27 September 2020