List of senior officers of the British Army

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Archibald Nye

Sir Archibald NyeLieutenant-General Sir Archibald Edward NyeSir Archibald Edward Nye
Lieutenant-General Sir Archibald Nye 5 December 1941 – 1945
In the latter he served as [[List of senior officers of the British Army#Vice Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff|Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff]] (VCIGS).

William Oliver (British Army officer)

William Pasfield OliverWilliam OliverSir William Oliver
Lieutenant-General Sir William Oliver 1955–1957
Lieutenant General Sir William Pasfield Oliver (1901–1981) was a senior British Army officer who served as [[List of senior officers of the British Army#Vice Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff|Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff]] from 1955 to 1957.

William Pike (British Army officer)

Sir William PikeWilliam PikeWilliam Gregory Huddleston Pike
Lieutenant-General Sir William Pike 1960–1963
Lieutenant General Sir William Gregory Huddleston Pike (24 June 1905 – 10 March 1993) was a senior British Army officer who served as [[List of senior officers of the British Army#Vice Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff|Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff]] from 1960 to 1963.

Prince William, Duke of Cumberland

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Prince William, Duke of Cumberland 1744–1757
In 1745, Cumberland was given the honorary title of Captain-General of the British land forces and in Flanders became Commander-in-Chief of the allied British, Hanoverian, Austrian and Dutch troops despite his inexperience.

James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde

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James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde 1711–1714
Following the dismissal of the Duke of Marlborough, Ormonde was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Forces and colonel of the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards on 4 January 1711 and Captain-General on 26 February 1711.

Deputy Chief of the General Staff (United Kingdom)

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See article on Deputy Chief of the General Staff (United Kingdom)
From 1942 until 1985 the Deputy Chief was the third-ranking member of the General Staff, subordinate the Chief and [[List of senior officers of the British Army#Vice Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff|Vice Chief]].

Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

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Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany 1799–1809
On 7 September 1799, he was given the honorary title of Captain-General.

Henry Pownall

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Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall 19 May 1941 – 5 December 1941
He then assumed the position of inspector general for the recently created Home Guard and was Commander of British Troops in Northern Ireland, before being appointed the [[List of senior officers of the British Army#Vice Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff|Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff]] in the War Office in 1941.

John Dill

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Lieutenant-General Sir John Dill April 1940 – 27 May 1940
On returning to the UK in April 1940, Dill was appointed [[List of senior officers of the British Army#Vice Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff|Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff]] (and a member of the Army Council), under Ironside, by the then Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.

Victor FitzGeorge-Balfour

Sir Victor FitzGeorge-BalfourRobert George Victor FitzGeorge-Balfour
Lieutenant-General Sir Victor FitzGeorge-Balfour 1968–1970
He went on to be Director of Military Operations in 1964, Senior Army Instructor at the Imperial Defence College in 1967 and [[List of senior officers of the British Army#Vice Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff|Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff]] in 1968.

Frank Simpson (British Army officer)

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Lieutenant-General Sir Frank Simpson 1946–1948
After the War he became Assistant Chief of the Imperial General Staff for Operations in 1945 and then [[List of senior officers of the British Army#Vice Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff|Vice Chief of Imperial General Staff]] in 1946.

Thomas Morony

Sir Thomas MoronyThomas Lovett MoronyGeneral Sir Thomas Morony KCB OBE
Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Morony 1980–1983
In 1980 he was made [[List of senior officers of the British Army#Vice Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff|Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff]] and in 1983 he was appointed UK Military Representative to NATO.

Cecil Blacker

Sir Cecil BlackerC.H. ('Monkey') BlackerGeneral Sir Cecil "Monkey" Blacker
Lieutenant-General Sir Cecil Blacker 1970–1973
He was appointed General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command in 1969 and then went on to become [[List of senior officers of the British Army#Vice Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff|Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff]] in 1970 before becoming Adjutant General in 1973: he held this post until he retired in 1976.

Robert Haining

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Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Haining 27 May 1940 – 19 May 1941
At the outbreak of the Second World War he was appointed General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Command and moved on to be [[List of senior officers of the British Army#Vice Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff|Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff]] in 1940.

William Stratton (British Army officer)

William StrattonSir William StrattonW.H. Stratton
Lieutenant-General Sir William Stratton 1957–1960
His last post was [[List of senior officers of the British Army#Vice Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff|Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff]] in 1957; he retired in 1960.

Geoffrey Baker

Sir Geoffrey BakerField Marshal Sir Geoffrey BakerGeoffrey Harding Baker
Lieutenant-General Sir Geoffrey Baker 1963–1966
Following his appointment as [[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 2 September 1963, and having been advanced to Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the 1964 New Year Honours, Baker became General Officer Commanding Southern Command on 31 October 1966.

Gerald Templer

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Lieutenant-General Sir Gerald Templer 1948–1950
Templer became Director of Military Intelligence at the War Office in March 1946 and [[List of senior officers of the British Army#Vice Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff|Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff]] in February 1948 and, having been promoted to lieutenant general on 5 April 1948 and appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honours 1949, moved on to be General Officer Commanding Eastern Command on 18 February 1950.

Harold Redman

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Lieutenant-General Sir Harold Redman 1952–1955
He was made [[List of senior officers of the British Army#Vice Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff|Vice-Chief Imperial General Staff]] in 1952 and Governor and Commander-In-Chief of Gibraltar in 1955.

Nevil Brownjohn

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Lieutenant-General Sir Nevil Brownjohn 1950–1952
He became Vice Quartermaster General at the War Office in 1949 and [[List of senior officers of the British Army#Vice Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff|Vice Chief of Imperial General Staff]] in 1950.

John Wilfred Stanier

John StanierSir John Stanier
Lieutenant-General Sir John Stanier 1978–1980
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.

James Glover (British Army officer)

Sir James GloverJames GloverGeneral Sir James Glover
Lieutenant-General Sir James Glover 1983–1985
He was then Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Intelligence) from 1981 to 1983 and [[List of senior officers of the British Army#Vice Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff|Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff]] from 1983 to 1985.

William Scotter

William Norman Roy ScotterWNR ScotterGeneral Sir William Scotter
Lieutenant-General Sir William Scotter 1975–1978
By 1975 William Scotter was appointed as Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB), and promoted to [[List of senior officers of the British Army#Vice Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff|Vice Chief of the General Staff]] at the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall in the rank of Lieutenant General.

Desmond Fitzpatrick

Sir Desmond FitzpatrickGeoffrey Richard Desmond FitzpatrickSir Geoffrey Richard Desmond Fitzpatrick
Lieutenant-General Sir Desmond Fitzpatrick 1966–1968
He left Northern Ireland on 9 July 1966, and succeeded Geoffrey Baker as [[List of senior officers of the British Army#Vice Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff|Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff]] on 25 July.

David Fraser (British Army officer)

David FraserSir David FraserFraser, David
Lieutenant-General Sir David Fraser 1973–1975
He was [[List of senior officers of the British Army#Vice Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff|Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff]] from April 1973, and was knighted as a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath later that year.

Compton Packenham

He was a former British army officer and served in the American Council on Japan.