Air Vice-Marshal John Maurice Maynard Ponsonby, OBE (8th August 1955 – 21st October 2022) was a British businessman and a senior officer of the Royal Air Force
Ponsonby was born on 8th August 1955 to Myles Ponsonby (1924–1999) and Ann Maynard.Charles Ponsonby, 2nd Baron deMauley, was his great-great-grandfather. He has two sisters.
After graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he was commissioned into the Royal Green Jackets as a second lieutenant on 8th March 1975. He was promoted to lieutenant on 8th March 1977, and to captain on 8th September 1981. He relinquished his commission on 7th March 1983, therefore retiring from the British Army.
“Its important that as our numbers dwindle, that we make our true history known, not just to our children, but to all who seek out the history of an elite regiment like ours. Its bad enough that the regiment was destroyed by the politicians, but its unforgivable when its destroyed be those we entrusted with the living memory of those who served and those who gave all under our name and the Cap Badge Worn”
So are we to really believe that only one Million was ever given to the RGJA from the RGJ Regimental funds ? as the rumor mill states other wise, like sums of 15 to 19 Million was set aside ?
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