Senior Officers' School
The Senior Officers' School is a British military establishment established in 1916 by Brigadier-General R.J. Kentish for the training of Commonwealth senior officers of all services in inter-service cooperation. It was established as part of a wider attempt by the Army to create a coherent training plan for its officers.
The School was originally intended for senior officers of the British Army who aspired to batalion command and to ensure that all such candidates received suitable training. It was taken as an affront by some senior officers of the day, who resented the implication - true in some cases – that they were incapable of delivering the necessary training. The School attempted to widen officers' outlook by including in its syllabus subjects that were not immediately military but led to an appreciation of the wider political, geographical and technological environment in which the Army would operate.
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- Andrew Cunningham, Admiral of the Fleet, Royal Navy
- Kenneth Leask, Air Vice-Marshal, Royal Air Force
- John Northcott, Lieutenant General, Australian Army
- Evered Poole, Major General, South African Army
- Edmund Schreiber, Lieutenant-General
- John Tovey, Admiral of the Fleet, Royal Navy
- John Tyssen, Air Commodore, Royal Air Force
- John Vereker, Field Marshal, British Army
- Douglas Wimberley, Major General, British Army
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