John Aldam Aizlewood
|Died||1990 (aged 94 or 95)|
|Unit||World War I
World War II
|Commands held||4th Dragoon Guards
3rd Indian Cavalry Brigade
2nd Indian Amoured Brigade Group
30th Armoured Brigade
42nd Armoured Division
Essex and Suffolk District
He also served in World War II initially becoming Commander of 3rd Indian Cavalry Brigade in 1939. In August 1941 as part of Paiforce (formerly Iraqforce), Brigadier Aizlewood commanded Hazelforce and the 2nd Indian Amoured Brigade Group during the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Persia. He moved on to be Commander of 30th Armoured Brigade in 1942 and 42nd Armoured Division also later in 1942.
Returning to the UK he was appointed Commander of Essex and Suffolk District in 1943 and acting General Officer Commanding-in-Chief for Eastern Command in 1944 while Sir Alan Cunningham was away: he retired in 1945.
In retirement he was Colonel of 4/7 Royal Dragoon Guards from 1948 to 1958.