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Richard Arnold Simmons
5 Jun 1914
Antrim Fortress Company
591 Antrim Parachute Squadron
17 Nov 1937 completes training at Queens University Belfast Senior Division Officer Training College. Granted rank of 2nd Lieutenant
8 Sep 40 joined Antrim Fortress Company
5 Jun 1964 - Captain Breene retires from the Territorial Army with an Honorary rank of Major.
son of the Very Reverend Richard Simmons Breene (1886- ) and his wife Rebecca Louise Dennison (1896- ) [m.1913 Larne, Antrim]
RAS Breene attended Campbell College Belfast.
His father had been an Army Chaplain in WW1.
RAS Breene was step-father to his wife's two children from her first marriage.
23 Feb 1952- Appointed HM Vice-Consul to Zagreb
8 Dec 1953 - Gazette announces his appointed to Branch B of Her Majesty's Foreign Service -with effect from 10 Jan 1949.
21 Jan 1953 - Appointed HM Consul in Sarajevo.
15 Jan 1956 - Appointed HM Consul to Strasbourg
1 Jul 1959 - Appointed HM Consul to Rep. of Senegal
28 Nov 1960 - Appointed HM Consul to the Islamic Rep. of Mauritania.
1953 Harriet Joane Hawkins nee Mercier (c.1918-17 Feb 2005) married in Belgrade, Serbia [her 2nd marriage].
She was born in Rotterdam and her birth is registered as a British Consular Overseas birth.
Her death obituary appeared in The Telegraph Newspaper.
1993 aged 79 in Brackley RD, Northamptonshire, England.
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