Papers relating to Cyprus, 1963-1968, including typescript account entitled 'The Green Line', concerning the UN patrolled peace-keeping line between Turkish and Greek controlled Cyprus, 1964. Correspondence relating to Cyprus, 1963-1964, including Young's letters as Joint Force Commander in Cyprus, Jan-Mar 1964. Correspondence, reports and memoranda on the political situation in Cyprus, Dec 1963-Feb 1964. Correspondence relating to Young's retirement from the Army, 1968. Four maps of Cyprus, various scales, dated 1958-1960..
YOUNG, Maj Gen Peter George Francis (1912-1976)
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- ReferenceGB 99 KCLMA Young P G F
- Dates of Creation1958-1960, 1963-1964, 1968
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 file
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Administrative / Biographical History
Born 1912; educated at Winchester and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; commissioned into the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 1932; Lt, 1935; service with Royal West African Frontier Force, 1935-1939; served in World War Two in UK, Italy and India with Airborne Forces, 1939-1945; Capt, 1940; temporary Maj, 1940-1942; Bde Maj, 1941-1942; served with Airborne Forces, 1941-1948; General Staff Officer 2 (Air), 1944-1945; Maj, 1946; Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Div Headquarters, 1947-1948; temporary Lt Col, 1947-1951; Instructor, Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, 1948-1950; awarded OBE, 1949; General Staff Officer 1 (Operations and Training), Allied Land Forces Central Europe, 1951-1952; Lt Col, 1952; Commanding Officer, 1 Bn, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 1952-1955; Col, 1955; temporary Brig, 1955-1958; commanded 44 Independent Parachute Bde (Territorial Army), 1955-1958; awarded CBE, 1958; commanded 1 Bde, Royal Nigeria Regt, Northern District, Nigeria, 1958-1961; Brig Q (Equipment), War Office, 1961-1962; Maj Gen, 1962; General Officer Commanding, Cyprus District, 1962-1964; awarded CB, 1965; Director of Infantry, Ministry of Defence, 1965-1967; retired 1968; died 1976.
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