Major-General Sir John Acland, KCB, CBE, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Devon 1994-99; farmer, soldier, died 17 November, 2006. He was aged 77. Sir John was Equerry to Field Marshal HRH The Duke of Gloucester, 1957-59. He was b. 1928, a scion of the Acland Baronets (cr 1890). His younger brother is Sir Antony Acland, KG, GCMG, GCVO.