Sir Ronald Charles
|Died||1955 (aged 79 or 80)|
|Commands held||25th Division|
Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
Charles was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1894. He served in the Second Boer War (1899-1901), was mentioned in despatches (31 March 1900), and received the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in November 1900. He was part of the Bazar Valley and Mohmand Field Forces in 1908.
He was appointed Commander of the Waziristan Force in India in 1923 and then became Commandant of the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich in 1924. He was Director of Military Operations and Intelligence at the War Office from 1926 and Master-General of the Ordnance from 1931. He retired in 1934.
His nickname among the troops was 'Don Carlos', deriving from his commanding personality and his height of 6’ 4". He was also Commandant of the Royal Engineers from 1931 to 1945 and Chief Royal Engineer from 1940 to 1946.
| Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Woolwich
Hugo de Pree
| Director of Military Operations and Intelligence
Sir Webb Gillman
| Master-General of the Ordnance
Sir Hugh Elles
Sir Bindon Blood
| Chief Royal Engineer
Sir Guy Williams
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