Vivian Street (British Army officer)
|Years of service||1932-1963|
|Commands held||Parachute Brigade of the Territorial Army
|Battles/wars||Second World War|
|Awards||Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
Educated at Wellington College and the Royal Military College Sandhurst, Street was commissioned into the Devonshire Regiment in 1932. He served as an intelligence officer in Palestine in 1938 for which tour he received the MC. He also served in the Second World War as a general staff officer before becoming the officer in charge of the beach at Port Raphtis during Allied evacuation of Greece in 1941. After that he served with service 1st Special Air Service Regiment and carried out raids behind enemy lines in North Africa before being captured by the Italians and then escaping from a torpedoed Italian submarine. In 1944 he was made second-in-command of the British Military Mission to Yugoslavia.
He was appointed Commander of the Parachute Brigade of the Territorial Army in 1954, Deputy Director of Staff Duties at the War Office in 1956 and Military Adviser to the King of Jordan in 1959. He went on to be General Officer Commanding 3rd Division in 1961 before retiring in 1963.
|General Officer Commanding the 3rd Division