Geoffrey Thompson (British Army officer)
|Sir Geoffrey Thompson|
|Years of service||1925–1961|
|Commands held||1st Field Regiment, RA|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order
He served in World War II and from 1942 was attached the French Forces in the Middle East. In 1944 he was made Commanding Officer of 1st Field Regiment in Italy. He took part in the liberation of Athens in 1945.
After the War he became Chief of Staff at Anti-Aircraft Command and then, from 1950, Commander of No. 2 Army Group Royal Artillery in Egypt. He was appointed Director of Land/Air Warfare and Director of NATO Standardisation at the War Office in 1952 and went on to be Senior Army Instructor at the Imperial Defence College in 1955. He was appointed Director of Staff Duties at the War Office in 1957 and Military Secretary in 1959. He retired in 1961.
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