My dad remembers Jack Vance (MGEN) well!
He's a short little guy but "tough"!! Dad told me he'd come ta the bar in Wolseley Barracks Officers Mess where my dad worked and he'd give my dad a cuff around the ear and say "puttin' up Furlotte" (kiddingly) as Jack knew my dad was a scraper!! Jack was "good people" in my dads books!!