Charles Huxtable (British Army officer)
|Sir Charles Huxtable|
General Sir Charles Huxtable KCB CBE DL
|Born||22 July 1931|
|Commands held||UK Land Forces|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
On 8 February 1952, having attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Huxtable was commissioned into the Duke of Wellington's Regiment as a second lieutenant. He was given the service number 420858. He served as a platoon commander in the latter stages of the Korean War. He was promoted to lieutenant on 8 February 1954, captain on 8 February 1958, and major on 8 February 1965. In 1967 he served as a Company Commander in Cyprus.
Huxtable became Commander of Land Forces in Northern Ireland in 1980, Director of Army Staff Duties in 1982 and then Commander of Training and Arms Directors at the Ministry of Defence in 1983. He went on to be Quartermaster-General in 1986 and Commander in Chief, UK Land Forces in 1988 before retiring in 1990. He was Colonel Commandant of the Ulster Defence Regiment from 1991 until 1992.
Honours and decorations
- The London Gazette: . 18 March 1952. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
- Debrett's People of Today 1994
- The London Gazette: . 12 March 1954. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
- The London Gazette: . 4 February 1958. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
- The London Gazette: . 5 February 1965. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
- Duke of Wellington's Regiment: Lt. Col. Isles Recollections
- Army List 1981
- The London Gazette: . 2 July 1996. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
- Hansard 1995
- The London Gazette: . 2 June 1961. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
Sir Richard Trant
|Quartermaster-General to the Forces
Sir Edward Jones
Sir John Chapple
|Commander in Chief, UK Land Forces
Sir John Waters