|Sir Hugh Cunningham|
|Born||4 November 1921|
|Years of service||1942-1978|
|Commands held||11th Engineering Brigade
South West District
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire|
Lieutenant General Sir Hugh Patrick Cunningham KBE (born 4 November 1921) is a former British Army officer who became Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Operational Requirements).
Educated at Charterhouse School, Cunningham was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1942 and fought in World War II in India, New Guinea and Burma. He was appointed Commander Royal Engineers for 3rd Division in Cyprus and Aden in 1963, Commander of 11th Engineering Brigade in Germany in 1967 and General Officer Commanding South West District in 1971. He went on to be Assistant Chief of the General Staff (Operational Requirements) in 1974 and Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Operational Requirements) in 1976 before retiring in 1978.
|Assistant Chief of the General Staff
Sir Michael Giddings
|Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Operational Requirements)
Sir Stephen Berthon