BENSON, Maj Gen Edward Riou (1903-1985)

Scope and Content

Copies of typescript minutes of 21st meeting of Deputy Commandants of Allied Kommandatura Berlin, 4 Jun 1948; 'British Military Government Berlin, 1945-1950', pamphlet printed in 1950; typescript draft of 'Suez: the seven day war' by Arthur James Barker (Faber and Faber, London, 1964), [1964].

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1903; educated at Cheltenham College and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; 2nd Lt, Royal Field Artillery, 1923; Lt, 1925; ADC to Government United Provinces, 1929-1931; Capt, 1936; Adjutant, 1936-1938; General Staff Officer Grade 3, 1939-1940; Maj, 1940; Brig, 1942; served in North West Europe, 1944-1946; Col, 1946; Deputy Director, Military Government (British Element), Berlin, 1948-1950; Maj Gen, 1951; Commander, 4 Anti-Aircraft Group, 1951-1953; Chief of Staff, General HQ, Middle East Land Forces, 1954-1957; retired, 1957; Col Commandant, Royal Artillery, 1960-1965; died in 1985.


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Access Information

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Acquisition Information

Copies made by the Centre in 1986 from originals loaned by the family.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide available on-line at, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives.