Various papers relating to his family, life and career, dated [1988 and 1991], notably including a brief draft memoir covering his life and career, 1902-1991, written in 1991 and a brief account of the life of his grandfather, Louis Anthony Vintcent, 1865-1891, a member of the Pioneer Corps who accompanied the British South Africa Company Police on their trek to occupy Mashonaland in 1890, sent to Buckle by J P A Sutton in 1988.
BUCKLE, Maj Gen Denys Herbert Vintcent (1902-1994)
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- Dates of Creation[1988, 1991]
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Born in South Africa in 1902; educated at Boxgrove School, Guildford, Charterhouse School, Godalming and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; 2nd Lt, East Surrey Regt, 1923; Lt, 1925; transferred to Royal Army Service Corps, 1926; Lt, 1927; Shanghai Defence Force, 1927-1928; Assistant Adjutant, Royal Army Service Corps Training Centre, 1929-1932; Adjutant, 44 (Home Counties) Div, Royal Army Service Corps, Territorial Army, 1932-1936; Capt, 1935; studied at Staff College, Camberley, 1936-1937; Adjutant, Ceylon Army Service Corps, 1938; Bde Maj, Malaya Infantry Bde, 1938-1940; Maj, 1940; General Staff Officer Grade 2, Training Directorate, War Office, 1940; Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, 8 Armoured Div, 1940-1941; General Staff Officer Grade 1, Staff College, Camberley, 1941-1942; Brig, 1942; served on administrative planning staff, General HQ Home Forces, 1942-1943; appointed to planning staff of Chief of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander, 1943; Deputy Quartermaster General SHAEF, 1943-1944; Quartermaster (Operations), War Office, 1944; Deputy Director of Supplies and Transport and Quartermaster, 21 Army Group and British Army of the Rhine, 1945-1946; Deputy Quartermaster General, Far East Land Forces, 1946-1948; Deputy Director of Supplies and Transport, Southern Command, 1948-1949; special appointment, USA, 1949-1950; Director of Equipment, War Office, 1950-1951; special appointment, Paris, 1951; ADC to King George VI, 1951, and to Queen Elizabeth II, 1952-1954; Commandant, Royal Army Service Corps Training Centre, 1952-1953; Director of Supplies and Equipment, Middle East Land Forces, 1953-1956; Maj Gen, 1954; Maj Gen in charge of Administration, General HQ, Middle East Land Forces, 1956-1958; retired, 1958; Col Commandant, Royal Army Service Corps, 1959-1964; Honorary Col, 44 (Home Counties) Div, Royal Army Service Corps, 1962-1965 and Royal Corps of Transport, 1965-1967; died in 1994.
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Presented to the Centre by Buckle in 1993.
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