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- 1939Depot, The Royal Ulster Rifles
- 1940Adjutant 10th Battalion (The Buffs), Royal East Kent Regiment
- 1942Staff College, Camberley
- 1942School of Land Air Warfare
- 1942Senior Officers School, Brasenose College, Oxford
- 1944Company Commander 1st Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles
- 1944Second In Command (2-i-c) 1st Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles
- 1945Commanding Officer (CO) 1st Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles (Lieutenant-Colonel)
- 19466th Airborne Division Battle School Haifa (Lieutenant-Colonel)
- 1946The 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA) (Lieutenant-Colonel)
- 1951Commanding Officer (CO) 1st Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles
Advance to the Baltic
The airborne soldiers were well suited to exploit the fluid situation that occurred following the collapse of the Rhine barrier defence. Short fierce actions were fought from the tanks of the 4th Tank Battalion of the Grenadier Guards and whatever transport could be purloined.
After the Allied landings in Normandy and subsequent advance through France and Belgium, the German Army had succeeded in stalling the Allied offensive along their line of defence at the German border - the ‘Siegfried Line’.
Normandy (Operation Overlord)
The 6th Airborne Division had been formed in May 1943 for the Invasion.
Arab intransigence over the surge of Jewish immigration that followed the Holocaust in Europe led to the forming of extreme dissident Zionist groups such as IZL (Irgun Zwai Leumi) and the Stern Gang, all seeking to promote their aims through violence.