Peter Hudson (British Army officer)
|Sir Peter Hudson|
|Born||14 September 1923|
|Died||8 August 2000|
|Years of service||1944 - 1980|
3rd Bn Royal Green Jackets|
39th Infantry Brigade
Mau Mau Uprising|
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Hudson was commissioned in to the Rifle Brigade in 1944. He took part in the response to the Mau Mau Uprising in Kenya in 1954 and the Malayan Emergency in the late 1950s and was made Commanding Officer of 3rd Bn Royal Green Jackets in 1966. He was appointed Commander of 39th Infantry Brigade in Northern Ireland in 1969 at just the time when the Troubles were escalating, Director of Army staff Duties in 1972 and Commander of Eastern District in 1973. He went on to be Chief of Staff for Allied Forces Northern Europe in 1975 and Deputy Commander-in-Chief UK Land Forces in 1977 before retiring in 1980.
In 1949 he married Susan Anne Knollys; they had a daughter and adopted a son and a daughter.
Sir Hugh Beach
| Deputy Commander-in-Chief UK Land Forces
Sir Frank Kitson