James Joseph Kingstone

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Brigadier James Joseph Kingstone DSO MC (died 1966) was an officer in the British Army during World War II.

During the Anglo-Iraqi War, Brigadier Kingstone was under the command of Major General J. G. W. Clark and was part of his relieving Habforce which included the British 4th Cavalry Brigade, a battalion of The Essex Regiment, the Arab Legion Mechanised Regiment, a field artillery battery and a troop of anti-tank guns). Kingstone commanded a flying column named Kingcol in his honor.

Habforce and Kingcol, parts of Iraqforce, attacked from the British Mandate of Palestine to relieve the forces defending RAF Habbaniya.

Kingstone was again under Clark's command during the Syria-Lebanon Campaign.

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  1. ^ a b c Joslen 1990, p. 189
  2. ^ a b Joslen 1990, p. 33
  3. ^ Joslen 1990, p. 181


  • Joslen, Lt-Col H.F. (1990) [1st. Pub. HMSO:1960]. Orders of Battle, Second World War, 1939–1945. London: London Stamp Exchange. ISBN 0-948130-03-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Wentworth Harman
Colonel of the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays)
Succeeded by
George William Charles Draffen