'Notes on tactical lessons of the Palestine Rebellion, 1936' (Security B272), compiled from extracts from General Officer Commanding 5 Div's report on operations in Palestine in 1936, issued by the War Office, 1937, with covering letter to the Centre, 1990.
WHEELER, Maj Gen (Thomas) Norman (Samuel) (1915-1990)
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- Dates of Creation1937, 1990
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Born in 1915; educated at St Helen's College, Southsea and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; commissioned into Royal Ulster Rifles, 1935; served in Palestine, 1937-1939; Lt, 1938; Adjutant, 1940-1941; General Staff Officer Grade 3, Canadian Corps HQ, 1941; Bde Maj, 38 Irish Bde, 1941-1942; Capt, 1943; Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Middle East Land Forces, 1942-1943; Deputy Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Sudan, 1943; Assistant Quartermaster General, General HQ, Middle East Land Forces, 1943-1944; served with British Military Mission to Albania, 1943-1944, and 2nd Bn, Royal Ulster Rifles, 1944-1945; Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Airborne Division, Palestine, 1945-1948; Maj, 1948; Military Assistant to Adjutant General to the Forces, War Office, 1949-1950; General Staff Officer Grade 1, UK Services Liaison Staff, Australia, 1951-1952; General Staff Officer Grade 1 and Col, General Staff, HQ Northern Army Group and HQ, British Army of the Rhine, 1954-1957; Lt Col, 1958; Col, General Staff, British Army of the Rhine; commanded 1 Bn, Royal Ulster Rifles, Cyprus, 1958-1959; commanded 39 Infantry Bde Group, Northern Ireland, 1960-1962; Chief of Staff, 1 (British) Corps, British Army of the Rhine, 1962-1963; General Officer Commanding 2 Div, 1964-1966; Chief of Staff, Contingencies Planning, SHAPE, 1966-1969; Chief of Staff, HQ, British Army of the Rhine, 1969-1971; retired, 1971; died in 1990.
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