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Jack Churchill

British soldier who fought throughout World War II armed with a longbow, arrows, and a Scottish broadsword
For other people named Jack Churchill, see Jack Churchill (disambiguation).
Jack Churchill
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"Mad Jack" Churchill
Birth name John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill
Nickname(s) Fighting Jack Churchill, Mad Jack
Born 16 September 1906
Ceylon
Died 8 March 1996 (aged 89)
Surrey, England
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Years of service 1926–1936
1939–1959
Rank Lieutenant-Colonel
Unit Manchester Regiment
Awards Distinguished Service OrderMilitary Cross
Churchill stares down the barrel of a captured Belgian 75 mm field gun.

Lieutenant-Colonel John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming "JackChurchillDSO & BarMC & Bar (16 September 1906 – 8 March 1996) was a British Army officer who fought throughout the Second World War armed with a longbowbagpipes, and a basket-hilted Scottish broadsword.

Nicknamed "Fighting Jack Churchill" and "Mad Jack", he is known for the motto: "Any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly dressed." It is claimed that Churchill also carried out the last recorded longbow and arrow killing in action, shooting a German NCO in 1940 in a French village during the Battle of France.[1]

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