About the School
Who was Sir Henry Floyd?
Brigadier Sir Henry Robert Kincaid Floyd Bt. CB CBE (1899–1968)
Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire during 1961–1968
The Floyds were of Welsh descent and had an outstanding record of military service dating from the eighteenth century. Educated at Eton and Sandhurst, Sir Henry Floyd succeeded his father as fifth Baronet in 1915. He was appointed Equerry to the Duke of Gloucester in 1927. He joined the King’s Royal Hussars in 1939 and was Colonel of the Regiment for 1947-1957. He had a distinguished wartime career, becoming Brigadier General, Staff of the 8th Corps, Normandy and Chief of Staff of the 8th Army in Italy with the rank of Acting Major General. He became a member of The Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, The Queen’s Bodyguard, in 1949, Clerk of the Cheque and Adjutant from 1957-1963, Standard Bearer from 1963–1966 and Lieutenant from 1966.
Sir Henry Floyd was devoted to horses and hunting, and he died tragically following a riding accident. His qualities of leadership were evident in his contribution to public life during his Lieutenancy. He made a deep impression on many people with his immense energy and enthusiasm; his directness of manner was coupled with a persuasive charm. All these qualities made him an effective and influential contributor in many areas of public life.
Sir Henry Floyd opened the school that bears his name in 1963.