Viscount Alanbrooke

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Viscountcy of Alanbrooke
Coronet of a British Viscount.svg
Arms of Viscount Alanbrooke.svg
Arms: Or, a Cross engrailed per pale Gules and Sable, in the first quarter a Crescent Gules. Crest: A Brock statant proper. Supporters: On either side an Officer of the Royal Horse Guards in full dress proper, supporting with the exterior hand an Escutcheon Azure, charged with seven Barrulets wavy Argent, surmounted by a Salmon rising Gules.
Creation date29 January 1946
MonarchKing George VI
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderAlan Brooke, 1st Baron Alanbrooke
Last holderVictor Brooke, 3rd Viscount Alanbrooke
Remainder toThe 1st Viscount’s heirs male of the body lawfully begotten
Subsidiary titlesBaron Alanbrooke
StatusExtinct
Extinction date10 January 2018
Armorial mottoGLORIA FINIS
(Glory to the end)

Viscount Alanbrooke, of Brookeborough in the County of Fermanagh, was a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

It was created on 29 January 1946 for Field Marshal Alan Brooke, 1st Baron Alanbrooke.[1] He had already been created Baron Alanbrooke, of Brookeborough in the County of Fermanagh, on 18 September 1945, also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[2] Brooke was the sixth son of Sir Victor Brooke, 3rd Baronet, and the uncle of Sir Basil Brooke, 5th Bt. (created Viscount Brookeborough in 1952), the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland from May 1943 until March 1963.

Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke was succeeded by his elder son, Thomas, who was unmarried and had no children. The titles were then held by his half-brother, Alan Brooke's younger son, also named Alan (but popularly known as Victor). The 3rd Viscount died on 10 January 2018[3] and the viscountcy became extinct on his death.

Viscounts Alanbrooke (1946)[edit]

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  1. ^ "No. 37461". The London Gazette. 8 February 1946. p. 864.
  2. ^ "No. 37315". The London Gazette. 19 October 1945. p. 5133.
  3. ^ "ALANBROOKE - Deaths Announcements - Telegraph Announcements". announcements.telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 14 February 2018.

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