From the “British Spunk And Times Obituaries” realm of DDPing comes Thomas Pearson who, until his death, was the oldest living British full general. He was always destined for that line of work: born into a military family, he attended Charterhouse and Sandhurst, where he was named a second lieutenant aged 20. His active service was mainly in the Middle East: first during World War II, and then during the subsequent Palestine Emergency. He was knighted in 1966 and named Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces Northern Europe in 1972, a post he held for two years. For those of you scrabbling around for 2020 names, the oldest living full general is now Sir George Cooper.