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Sir Francis Wilfred de Guingand

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(1900–79), British Army officer who served as Montgomery's Chief of Staff during the Western Desert campaigns and during the fighting in north-west Europe which followed the Normandy...

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Military Ranks: Service Equivalents

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Commissioned ranks

Navy Army Air Force Stars

Admiral of the Fleet Field Marshal Marshal of the RAAF Five Star

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Ministers of Defence-related Departments

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Ministers of Defence-related Departments

Air

Ministers for Air James Fairbairn 13 November 1939 13 August 1940

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Sir John William Fortescue

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(1859–1933), president of the Royal Historical Society 1921–5, and fifth son of the 3rd Earl Fortescue. Educated at Harrow and Cambridge, he worked in the Windward Islands and New Zealand...

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Dusko Popov

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(1912–81), Yugoslav-born British double agent, codenamed TRICYCLE, who has been described as ‘a familiar character in marginal cosmopolitan circles; energetic, raffish, charming, plausible,...

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James Barry

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(1795–1865). Barry entered the British army as a hospital assistant in 1813, was appointed assistant surgeon in 1815, and rose to become inspector-general of the Army Medical Department in...

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(Alfred) Duff Cooper

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(1890–1954), British Conservative politician, a front-line fighting soldier in the First World War, who resigned as First Lord of the Admiralty when the Munich agreement was signed. He...

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Ellsworth Bunker

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(1894–1984), U.S. diplomat and businessman. Born into a well-to-do family, Ellsworth Bunker looked after his family's sugar interests after graduating from Yale University in 1916, and...

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Maj-General Kenneth Strong

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(1900–82), British Army officer who was appointed Eisenhower's chief of intelligence in March 1943 and subsequently served in the same capacity with SHAEF. He was a confidant of Eisenhower...

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Lt-General Sir Philip Christison

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(1893–1993), British Army officer who commanded the 15th Indian Army Corps, part of Slim's Fourteenth Army, in the Arakan during the Burma campaign. The stubborn defence of his troops...

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Violette Szabo

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(1921–45), Anglo-French shop assistant who, after her husband was killed during the second El Alamein battle in November 1942, joined the ATS and then FANY and the SOE, and in June 1944 was...

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Edwards, Harold

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(1892–1952), Royal Canadian Air Force officer who, from November 1941 until the end of 1943, was based in London and carried out his political directive to form squadrons within the RAF...

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Sir Howard Karl Kippenberger

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(1897–1957), New Zealand Army officer who led a battalion, and later a brigade, in Freyberg's New Zealand division which fought on Crete and in the Western Desert and North African...

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Stanislaw Wladyslaw Maczek

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(1892–1994), Polish Army officer who commanded a motorized brigade in the Polish campaign. He escaped to the UK, was promoted maj-general, then commanded the 1st Polish Armoured Division...

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Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean

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(1911–96), British diplomat and Conservative member of parliament who was Churchill's personal envoy to Tito and the partisans and head of the British military mission in Yugoslavia from...

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Giraud, Henri Honoré

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(1879–1949), French Army officer who commanded the Seventh French Army, and then the merged Seventh and Ninth Armies during the fighting which led to the fall of France. He was captured and...

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Albert V Alexander

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(1885–1965), British Labour Party politician who succeeded Churchill as First Lord of the Admiralty in May 1940, a post he held throughout the war. In June 1940 he flew to Bordeaux with the...

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Coningham, Arthur

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(1895–1948). Born in Australia but brought up in New Zealand, Coningham served as a soldier in Samoa and Egypt before being invalided home and discharged on medical grounds in April 1916....

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William Bridgeford

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(28 July 1894–21 September 1971). Commissioned in June 1915 as a member of the third class to graduate from RMC Duntroon, Bridgeford served with the AIF in Egypt and France as a machine gun...

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Sir Dudley Pickman Rogers Pound

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(1877–1943), British naval officer who served as First Sea Lord and a member of the British Chiefs of Staff committee from the outbreak of war in September 1939.

After serving in...

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