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"Briggo" commanded 5 Indian Division in North Africa, the Middle East, and Burma from 1942-1944 and participated in the second Arakan campaign, the defense of Imphal, and the relief of Kohima. Slim praised him for his knack for being at the right place at the right time doing the right thing in critical situations, and wrote that no other commander he knew had made so few mistakes.
Briggs was called out of retirement in 1950 to direct the British counterinsurgency against Communist guerrillas in Malaya.
He left Malaya at the end of 1951 in poor health and bitter over his
failure to exert any real authority over the security forces. However,
was adopted by his successor, Gerard Templer, who was given adequate
authority and waged a model counterinsurgency based on Brigg's ideas.
||Commander, 2 Battalion, 10 Baluchistan Regiment
||Commander, 7 Indian Brigade,
||Commander, Burma Command
||Director of Operations, Malaya
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