John Wilfred Stanier

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Field Marshal Sir John Wilfred Stanier, (6 October 1925 – 10 November 2007) was a senior British Army officer who was Chief of the General Staff from 1982 to 1985.wikipedia
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Field Marshal Sir John Wilfred Stanier, (6 October 1925 – 10 November 2007) was a senior British Army officer who was Chief of the General Staff from 1982 to 1985.

Staff College, Camberley

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He was promoted to captain on 6 October 1952 and became an instructor at the Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot in April 1954, before attending the Staff College, Camberley in 1957.
1975–1978 Major-General John Stanier

List of senior officers of the British Army

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He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the Queen's Birthday Honours 1978, and became [[List of senior officers of the British Army#Vice Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff|Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff]] with the rank of lieutenant general on 1 June 1978.
Lieutenant-General Sir John Stanier 1978–1980

20th Armoured Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

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He joined the staff of the Imperial Defence College in December 1968, and was then promoted two ranks to brigadier on 31 December 1969 and took command of 20th Armoured Brigade in the British Army of the Rhine in January 1970.
1969–1970 Brigadier John Stanier

1st (United Kingdom) Division

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After serving as the Army's director of public relations in London from 1971, he was appointed General Officer Commanding 1st Armoured Division on 3 November 1973 with the substantive rank of major general from 21 January 1974.
1973–1975 Major-General John Stanier

Aide-de-camp general

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He became ADC General to the Queen from 7 April 1981, was advanced to Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath in the Queen's Birthday Honours 1982 and became Chief of the General Staff on 1 August 1982.

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

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He was also Colonel of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards from 18 January 1979 to 6 May 1984, and Colonel Commandant of the Royal Armoured Corps from 1 April 1982 to 1 August 1985.
1979–1984: F.M. Sir John Wilfred Stanier

Constable of the Tower

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He was Constable of the Tower of London from 1990 to 1996.

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Field Marshal Sir John Wilfred Stanier, (6 October 1925 – 10 November 2007) was a senior British Army officer who was Chief of the General Staff from 1982 to 1985.

World War II

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He was the first person after the Second World War to become the professional head of the British Army without having seen active service in that war or any subsequent campaign.

Sawbridgeworth

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Stanier was born in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, the son of Harold Allan Stanier and Penelope Rose Stanier (née Price).

Hertfordshire

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Stanier was born in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, the son of Harold Allan Stanier and Penelope Rose Stanier (née Price).

World War I

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His father was badly wounded in the First World War, but was employed by John Spedan Lewis to manage his farms.

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His father was badly wounded in the First World War, but was employed by John Spedan Lewis to manage his farms.

Marlborough College

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He was educated at Marlborough College and took a short wartime course at Merton College, Oxford.

Merton College, Oxford

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He was educated at Marlborough College and took a short wartime course at Merton College, Oxford.

Royal Military College, Sandhurst

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He volunteered for the Army in 1943, and having trained at Sandhurst and Bovington, was commissioned into the 7th Queen's Own Hussars on 19 April 1946.

Bovington Camp

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He volunteered for the Army in 1943, and having trained at Sandhurst and Bovington, was commissioned into the 7th Queen's Own Hussars on 19 April 1946.

7th Queen's Own Hussars

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He volunteered for the Army in 1943, and having trained at Sandhurst and Bovington, was commissioned into the 7th Queen's Own Hussars on 19 April 1946.

Lieutenant (British Army and Royal Marines)

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Promoted to lieutenant on 16 October 1948, he served with the intelligence branch in Italy in 1949 before being posted to the British Army of the Rhine in 1950.

Italy

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Promoted to lieutenant on 16 October 1948, he served with the intelligence branch in Italy in 1949 before being posted to the British Army of the Rhine in 1950.

British Army of the Rhine

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He joined the staff of the Imperial Defence College in December 1968, and was then promoted two ranks to brigadier on 31 December 1969 and took command of 20th Armoured Brigade in the British Army of the Rhine in January 1970. Promoted to lieutenant on 16 October 1948, he served with the intelligence branch in Italy in 1949 before being posted to the British Army of the Rhine in 1950.

Captain (British Army and Royal Marines)

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He was promoted to captain on 6 October 1952 and became an instructor at the Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot in April 1954, before attending the Staff College, Camberley in 1957.

Mons Officer Cadet School

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He was promoted to captain on 6 October 1952 and became an instructor at the Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot in April 1954, before attending the Staff College, Camberley in 1957.

Aldershot

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He was promoted to captain on 6 October 1952 and became an instructor at the Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot in April 1954, before attending the Staff College, Camberley in 1957.