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Lieutenant Colonel C H "Jiggs" Jaeger, OBE, Mus Bac, LRAM, ARCM, psm, Irish Guards (-1970), was a British military band leader.[1]

Jiggs joined the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry at the age of 14.[1] During World War II, he served in Italy, Greece and Austria, as the bandmaster of the 4th Hussars.[1]

He appeared as a "castaway" on the BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs on 18 November 1968.[2] At that time he was Senior Director of Music in the Brigade of Guards,[2] a post he had held since 1949.[1]

He was an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).[1]

He died on 27 September 1970.[1]


  • Dean, Colin. Jiggs - A Biography of Lieutenant Colonel C H Jaeger OBE. Parapress. ISBN 978-1-898594-89-5. 


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