Student, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, 1951—1953.
Commissioned Second lieutenant Scots Guards, 1953, advanced to major, 1960.
Member National Monument Council Sub-committee, 1985—1996. Member executive board South African Military History Museum, Johannesburg. Board member Michaelis Collection, Cape Town, The Stellenbosch Museum Trust.
Founding chairman Antique Collectors Society South Africa, The Cultural Dress of South Africa, Historic House Association South Africa. Member of City Club Cape Town, Pratts Club, Guards and Cavalry Club.
Married Alice Fiona Radcliffe, November 25, 1960. 1 child Rupert Alexander.