John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Caldwell
  • FORENAME
Frank Griffiths (Griff)
  • UNIT
HQ SAS Brigade
  • RANK
Captain (T/Major)
  • NUMBER
125197
  • AWARD
Member of the Order of the British Empire,Croix de Guerre avec palme (Bel),Croix Militaire 1st Class (Bel)
  • PLACE
NW Europe 1944-45
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Royal Engineers
born 26.2.1921 Guernsey
educated Elizabeth College,Guernsey
RMA Woolwich (Gentleman Cadet) August 1939 (1 week)
OCTU RE
commissioned 2Lt RE 9.3.1940
2 Field Squadron RE 1940
awarded M.C. and bar,Mention in Despatches for North Africa 1940-41 (2Lt + Lt)
attached British Embassy,Ankara
Force 133 SOE 1943
HQ SAS Brigade (18 months) 1944-45 (Captain T/Major)
awards MBE,Croix de Guerre avec palme (Bel),Croix Militaire 1st Class (Bel)
Intelligence HQ Malaya (GSO2) 1951 (Major)
advanced to OBE for Malaya
26 Armoured Engineer Squadron,RE (C.O.) 1954-56
War Office
Directing Staff,Camberley
CRE 2 Divisional HQ BAOR
Assistant Adjutant General Director of Manning,War Office
CRE HQ 1 (British) Corps BAOR (Brigadier) 1967
Director of Defence Operational Plans,MOD 1970
Engineer-in-Chief (Army) 1971 (Major General)
Assistant Chief of the General Staff (Operational Requirements 1972
retired as Major General 1974
company director and consultant
notable ornitholigist
founded the Army Bird Watching Society
settled in Guernsey
married Betty Palmer Buesden 1945 (predeceased him) (2 children Philip and Anne)
died 22.11.2014
 
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