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Festing, Francis Wogan (1902-1976)

Festing commanded 36 Indian Division in Burma throught most of the war. Slim praised him for his ability to cooperate with the American forces under Stilwell.

Service record

1902     

Born
1938
Colonel     
Instructor, Staff College Camberley
1939

Commander, 2 Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment
1940

Staff, War Office
1940

Commander, 2 Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment
1941
Brigadier     
Commander, 29 Independent Brigade Group, Africa
1942-8
Major general     
Commander, 36 Indian Division
1945-9     

Commander, Land Forces, Hong Kong
1947

Director, Weapons and Development, War Office
1949

Commander, Hong Kong
1951

Assistant chief of staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe
1952

Commander, British Troops in Egypt
1954

Commander, Eastern Command
1956

Commander, Far East Land Forces
1958
Field Marshal
Chief of the Imperial General Staff
1958

Aide-de-campe to the Queen
1976

Dies

References
Generals.dk (accessed 2009-4-16)
Pettibone (2006)
Slim (1956)



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