17987 General Charles Falkland LOEWEN, GCB, KBE, DSO, MiD, Royal Artillery

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    Personal Number: 17987
    Rank: Major-General
    Name: Charles Falkland LOEWEN, GCB, KBE, DSO, MiD
    Unit: Royal Artillery


    London Gazette : 16 April 1920
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31868/supplement/4550/data.pdf
    ROYAL .REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY.
    The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be Lts. : —
    C. P. Loewen. 17th Mar. 1920.

    London Gazette : 18 September 1931
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33754/page/6037/data.pdf
    The undermentioned are restd. to the estabt.: —
    ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY.
    Lt. C. F. Loewen to be Capt. 17th Sept. 1931.

    London Gazette : 2 July 1937
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34414/page/4251/data.pdf
    HALF-YEARLY BREVETS.
    The undermentioned promotions are made,
    1st July 1937:—
    To be Bt. Majs.
    Capt. C. F. Loewen, R.A.

    London Gazette : 8 November 1938
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34568/page/6990/data.pdf
    ESTABLISHMENTS.
    Staff Coll.—
    Maj. C. F. Loewen, R.A., to be G.S.O. 2nd Grade and granted the local rank of Lt.- Col. whilst so empld. 1st Nov. 1938.

    London Gazette : 4 July 1939
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34642/page/4566/data.pdf
    HALF YEARLY BREVETS.
    The undermentioned promotions are made ist July 1939:—
    Majs. to be Bt. Lt.-Cols.
    (local Lt.-Col.) C. F. Loewen, R.A.

    London Gazette : 7 September 1943
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36160/supplement/3965/data.pdf
    The undermentioned to be Cols.:—
    30th June 1943:—
    War Subs. Lt.-Col.. .(temp. Brig.) C. F. Loewen (17987), from R.A. with seny. 1st July 1942.

    London Gazette : 1 January 1944
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36309/supplement/10/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire:—
    To be Additional Commanders of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order:—
    Colonel (temporary Brigadier) Charles Falkland Loewen (17987), late Royal Artillery.

    London Gazette : 6 February 1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36922/supplement/737/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    Col. (temp. Brig.) C. F. Loewen, C.B.E, (17987), is granted the actg. rank of Maj.-Gen., 24th July 1944.

    London Gazette : 28 June 1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37151/supplement/3375/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy:—
    The Distinguished Service Order.
    Major-General (acting) Charles Falkland LOEWEN, C.B.E. (17987), late Royal Regiment of Artillery.

    London Gazette : 5 July 1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37161/supplement/3490/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy:—
    To be Additional Members of the Military Division of the Third Class, or Companions, of the said Most Honourable Order: —
    Major-General (acting) Charles Falkland LOEWEN, C.B.E., D.S.O. (17987), late Royal Regiment of Artillery.

    London Gazette : 19 July 1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37184/supplement/3719/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy: —
    Commands and Staff.
    Maj.-Gen. (actg.) C. F. LOEWEN, .C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O. (17987), late R.A.

    London Gazette : 27 July 1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37195/supplement/3861/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    Col. (temp. Brig.) (aotg. MJaj.-Gen.) C. F. LOEWEN, C.B.E. (17987) to be temp. Maj.-Gen., 24th July 1945.

    London Gazette : 16 July 1946
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37652/supplement/3667/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    The undermentioned Cols, to be Maj.-Gens.: —
    Col. (temp. Maj.-Gen.) C. F. LOEWEN, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O. (17987), 6th May 1946, with seniority 30th Aug. 1944.

    London Gazette : 14 May 1948
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/38288/supplement/2917/data.pdf
    The KING has been pleased to grant unrestricted permission for the wearing of the following decorations which have been conferred on the under-mentioned personnel in recognition of distinguished services in the cause of the Allies: —
    Legion of Merit, Degree of Commander.
    Major-General Charles Falkland LOEWEN, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O. (17987), late Royal Regiment of Artillery.

    London Gazette : 30 May 1950
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/38925/supplement/2687/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    Maj.-Gen. C. F. LOEWEN, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O. (17987), late R.A., to be (Lt.-Gen., 27th May 1950.

    London Gazette : 7 June 1951
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/39243/supplement/3066/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of the Celebration of His Majesty's Birthday, to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire:—
    To be Ordinary Knights Commanders of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order:—
    Lieutenant-General Charles Falkland LOEWEN, .C.B., C.B.E., .D.S.O. (17987), late Royal Regiment of Artillery.

    London Gazette : 28 April 1953
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/39836/supplement/2339/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    COMMANDS & STAFF.
    Lt.-Gen. Sir Charles F. LOEWEN, K.B.E., C.B.,
    D.S.O. (17987), late R.A ., is appointed General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, 23rd April, 1953.

    London Gazette : 8 December 1953
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40035/supplement/6647/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    COMMANDS & STAFF.
    Lt.-Gen. Sir Charles F. LOEWEN, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O. (17987), late R.A. is appointed Commander- in-Chief, Far East Land Forces, 13th Oct 1953.

    London Gazette : 1 January 1954
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40053/supplement/3/data.pdf
    The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Honourable Order of the Bath:—
    To be Ordinary Members of the Military Division of the Second Class, or Knights Commanders, of the said Most Honourable Order :—
    Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Falkland LOEWEN, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O. (17987), late Royal Regiment of Artillery. Colonel Commandant, Royal Regiment of Artillery.

    London Gazette : 7 May 1954
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40166/supplement/2685/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY.
    Lt.-Gen. Sir Charles F. LOEWEN, K.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O. (17987), late R.A. to be Gen., 16th Apr. 1954. Maj.-Gen. (Temp. Lt.-Gen.) E. O. HERBERT, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O. (18477), late R.A. to be Lt.-Gen., 16th Apr. 1954.
     
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    Gen Loewen taking the salute at Fayid Egypt January 1946 when 67th Field Regt Marched Off into "suspended animation"

    Fayid march out 1946.jpg

    Boxing Day 1944 San Clemente Monte Grande.
    General Loewen inspected 265 Bty visiting all the guns and cookhouses and was impressed by the improvised heaters.
    (They were actually designed by the Canadians of 11 CAR who shared their RHQ)
    Being Canadian he also visited 9 Troop 11 CAR.
    (Trained to use their tanks as artillery by Major Shepherd MC BC C Troop 67th FR).

    This Wikipedia link quite amusingly shows his retirement to Mansfield in Nottinghamshire.
    He retired to Canada fly fishing with his sons.
    Boyne River is next to Mansfield and is located in Ontario, Canada.

    Charles Loewen - Wikipedia
     
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    See also:

    Loewen, Charles, Memoirs (2 Vols.) Toronto: Privately Published (1985).
     
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    FLY FISHING FLIES.
    Loewen (General Sir Charles F.).
    Published by Pagurian Press Ltd. Toronto.
    Available on line
     

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