"Mad Jack" Churchill
|Birth name||John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill|
|Nickname(s)||Fighting Jack Churchill, Mad Jack|
|Born||16 September 1906
|Died||8 March 1996 (aged 89)
|Years of service||1926–1936
|Awards||Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross|
Lieutenant-Colonel John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming "Jack" Churchill, DSO & Bar, MC & Bar (16 September 1906 – 8 March 1996) was a British Army officer who fought throughout the Second World War armed with a longbow, bagpipes, 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.