Eastern Command (United Kingdom)

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Eastern Command
Active 1905–1972
Country  United Kingdom
Branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Type Command
Garrison/HQ Horseguards
Luton Hoo
Hounslow
Wilton Park

Eastern Command was a Command of the British Army.

History[edit]

The Command was established in 1905 from the Fourth Army Corps and was based in London.[1] Among the formations raised under its supervision in World War I was the 12th (Eastern) Division. Its headquarters was initially located at Horseguards in London.[2] During World War II the Command relocated to Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire.[3] After the War it moved to Hounslow Barracks in Hounslow[4] and then, in 1954, it moved to Wilton Park in Beaconsfield.[5]

In 1939 Regular Troops reporting to the Command included 4th Infantry Division.[2]

223rd Independent Infantry Brigade (Home) was raised in the Command, seemingly in September 1940.

The Command was merged into HQ UK Land Forces (HQ UKLF) in 1972.

General Officers Commanding-in-Chief[edit]

General Officers Commanding-in-Chief have included:[6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1905
  2. ^ a b Patriot Files
  3. ^ Discover Bedfordshire[dead link]
  4. ^ TA Heathcote, The British Field Marshals 1736-1997, Pen & Sword Books, Published 1999, ISBN 0-85052-696-5, Page 120
  5. ^ Subterranea Britannica
  6. ^ Whitaker's Almanacks 1905 - 1972
  7. ^ Eastern Command at Regiments.org
  8. ^ Army Commands