Gerald Hopkinson

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Gerald Hopkinson
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1930 - 1962
Rank Major-General
Commands held 44th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment
4th Mechanized Brigade
1st Royal Tank Regiment
33rd Armoured Brigade
4th Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Military Cross

Major-General Gerald Charles Hopkinson CB DSO OBE MC was a British Army officer who commanded 4th Division.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Haileybury,[1] Hopkinson was commissioned in to the Royal Tank Corps in 1930.[2] He served in World War II[3] as Commanding Officer of 44th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment[4] and then as Commander of 4th Mechanized Brigade.[5] He became Commanding Officer of 1st Royal Tank Regiment in 1952.[6] He was appointed Commander of 33rd Armoured Brigade in 1953, General Officer Commanding 4th Division in 1957 and Director of the Royal Armoured Corps in 1959 before retiring in 1962.[7]


  1. ^ Military Crosses - Haileybury
  2. ^ "no. 33639". The London Gazette. 29 August 1930. p. 5361. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Recommendations for Honours and Awards
  4. ^ Chadwick (1970), The Royal Tank Regiment, p114
  5. ^ Orders of Battle
  6. ^ 1 Royal Tank Regiment Commanding Officers
  7. ^ Army Commands Archived 5 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
Military offices
Preceded by
Reginald Hewetson
General Officer Commanding the 4th Division
Succeeded by
Desmond Gordon