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Broad, Charles Noel Frank (1882-1976)

Charles "The Brain" was an artillerist and veteran of the Boer War and the Western Front during the First World War. Between the wars he played an important part in developing the theory of armored warfare.

Broad commanded Eastern Command in India when war broke out in the Pacific, but retired in mid-1942.

Service record

1882     
  born
1914

Staff College Camberley
1931
Brigadier    
Commander, 1 Brigade, Royal Tank Corps
1935

Commander, 5 Indian Brigade
1937
Major general
Chief administrative officer, Aldershot Command
1939-9
Lieutenant general      Commander, Aldershot Command
1940-5     

Commander, Eastern Command
1942-4

Commander, Eastern Army
1942-7

Retires
1976

Dies

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2009-2-27)

Liddell Hart Center for Military Archives (accessed 2013-1-1)
Pettibone (2006)


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