Frank Caldwell

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Frank Caldwell
Born (1921-02-26)26 February 1921
Died 22 November 2014(2014-11-22) (aged 93)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1940–1974
Rank Major-General
Battles/wars Second World War
Malayan Emergency
Awards Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Military Cross & Bar

Major-General Frank Griffiths Caldwell, OBE, MC and bar (26 February 1921 – 22 November 2014) was a British Army officer who became Assistant Chief of the General Staff.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Elizabeth College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst,[1] Caldwell was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1940 during the Second World War.[2] He served in the Middle East, where he was awarded the Military Cross in May 1941[3] and a bar to it in December 1941,[4] and in North West Europe.[5] He also served in Malaya during the Malayan Emergency in the rank of major.[6] He appointed Director of Defence Operational Plans at the Ministry of Defence in 1970[7] and Assistant Chief of the General Staff (Operational Requirements) in 1972 before retiring in 1974.[8] He died on 22 November 2014.[9]

Family[edit]

He married Betty Palmer Buesden; they have a daughter and a son.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Major General "Griff" Caldwell - obituary". The Telegraph. 21 December 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "(Supplement) no. 34813". The London Gazette. 15 March 1940. p. 1614. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "(Supplement) no. 35157". The London Gazette. 6 May 1941. p. 2646. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "no. 35396". The London Gazette. 26 December 1941. p. 7334. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "(Supplement) no. 36917". The London Gazette. 30 January 1945. p. 672. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "(Supplement) no. 40000". The London Gazette. 27 October 1953. p. 5771. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  7. ^ Ministry of Defence Senior Posts Archived 17 November 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Army Commands Archived 5 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ CALDWELL
  10. ^ Descendants of Stanley Howard
Military offices
Preceded by
Ian Gill
Assistant Chief of the General Staff
1972–1974
Succeeded by
Hugh Cunningham