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During World War II he served first as an officer in the Coldstream Guards, then later, he was appointed as aide-de-camp General William Slim
in India, and acted in the same capacity for Rear-Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten
in South-East Asia.
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Lord John Brabourne | Lord Brabourne
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In 1979 he was lucky to escape with his life when he was one of the seven people on board Earl Mountbatten's small fishing boat the Shadow V, in the harbour of Mullaghmore Bay, County Sligo, when it was blown up by a bomb planted beneath the steering wheel and remotely set off by the Provisional IRA. Mountbatten, Brabourne's mother, the Dowager Lady Brabourne, his 14-year-old son Nicholas and a ...