|Sir Colin Callander|
13 March 1897|
Ilminster, Somerset, England
|Died||1979 (aged 82)
Ashford, Kent, England
|Years of service||1915–1957|
|Unit||Royal Munster Fusiliers
|Commands held||76th Infantry Division
4th Infantry Division
|Battles/wars||World War I
World War II
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Educated at Ilminster Grammar School, Callander was commissioned into the Royal Munster Fusiliers in 1915 during the First World War. He transferred to Leicestershire Regiment in 1922 and went to the North West Frontier in India in 1938. He served during the Second World War. During this time, he commanded the 76th Infantry Division, before being assigned General Officer Commanding 4th Division in Greece in December 1944. In 1945 he took the unconditional surrender at Knossos of German Forces serving in Crete under General Benthag.
He became General Officer Commanding 2nd Division in the British Army of the Rhine in 1949 and Director General of Military Training at the War Office in 1948. He was appointed Military Secretary in 1954 and retired in 1957. From 1954 to 1963 he was Colonel of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment.
- "Ilminster Grammar School". Archived from the original on 26 July 2008.
- Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
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- "The Leicestershire Regiment". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 8 January 2007. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
Alfred Dudley Ward
|General Officer Commanding the 4th Division
|General Officer Commanding the 2nd Division
Sir Euan Miller
Sir Hugh Stockwell