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A tribute to the late Brigadier Sir Louis Hargroves CBE DL, former Non-Executive Chairman of Keltruck Limited

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Brigadier Sir Louis Hargroves CBE DL who died on 22 February aged 90.

Following a highly distinguished military career Sir Louis, affectionately known within his family as the ‘pocket rocket’, entered the private sector whilst also playing a prominent role within the Conservative Party both in Government & in opposition in the 1970s and then in Government once again under the then Margaret Thatcher from 1979 onward.

Around a decade or so ago Sir Louis introduced my son, Chris, to his heroine, Lady Thatcher, for the first time, cementing his journey into politics as a Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the forthcoming General Election.

Sir Louis was widely admired by the staff at Keltruck during his time as Non-Executive Chairman – he will be remembered as a fun loving character who always had many a joke to share with everyone in the office and in the workshop.

Click here to read The Times obituary of this great soldier, great patriot and great man. Click here for a military video of Sir Louis in Aden, Yemen in 1965 and  click here for a photograph from 1964.

Chris Kelly
Founder & Chairman, Keltruck Limited

Sir Louis Hargroves
Andrew Bentley, MInst SMM
General Manager – Marketing & Business Development

Tribute read at Sir Louis’s funeral by his grandson, Jeremy Houghton
2021-01-24T11:52:42+00:00February 25th, 2008|Chris D. Kelly, Chris Kelly, Keltruck News|
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