Charles Broad (British Army officer)
|Sir Charles Broad|
|Born||29 December 1882|
|Died||23 March 1976 (aged 93)|
|Years of service||1901 - 1942|
Second Boer War|
World War I
World War II
1st Brigade of the Royal Tank Corps|
Eastern Army in India
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath|
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
The son of Major C. H. Broad, Northumberland Fusiliers, Broad was educated at Wellington College and Pembroke College, Cambridge University. He served in South Africa 1901-02 as an officer of the 3rd (Militia) battalion York & Lancaster regiment.
He transferred to the Royal Tank Corps in 1923 and became Commander of the 1st Brigade of the Royal Tank Corps in 1931 before being appointed General Officer Commanding-in-Chief for Aldershot Command in 1939. He became General Officer Commanding-in-Chief for the Eastern Army in India in 1940: in that capacity he welcomed the 7th Armoured Brigade back from Burma: he retired in 1942.
- Half Yearly Army List January 1933
- Kelly's Handbook 1944
- AngloBoerwar.com - Shipping Lists May 1902
- "No. 27659". The London Gazette (Supplement). 18 March 1904. p. 1795.
- Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
- "The Desert Rats: Crossing the Chindwin and back to India". Archived from the original on August 28, 2008.
Sir John Dill
| GOC-in-C Aldershot Command
1939 – 1940
Sir Douglas Baird
| GOC-in-C, Eastern Army, India