34706 John Aymer DALRYMPLE, MBE, MiD, Scots Guards

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    Name The Viscount Dalrymple
    Rank: Captain
    Regiment: Scots Guards Brigade Major Head Quarters 16 Infantry Brigade
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran and Palestine)
    Award: Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 30 December 1941
    Date 1941-1944
    Catalogue reference WO 373/78
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    Personal Number: 34706
    Rank: Captain
    Name: The Viscount DALRYMPLE, MBE, MiD
    Unit: Scots Guards

    London Gazette : 8 July 1941
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned for distinguished services in the Middle East during the period December, 1940, to February, 1941:-
    S. G'ds.
    Dalrymple, Capt. (temp. Maj.) The Viscount (34706).

    London Gazette : 5 February 1943
    The undermentioned Capts. to be Majs.:-
    S. G'ds.
    The Viscount DALRYMPLE, (34706).

    London Gazette : 4 April 1947
    S. G'ds
    Maj. The Viscount DALRYMPLE, M.B.E. (34706) to be Lt.-Col., 22nd Sept. 1946.

    London Gazette : 5 May 1953
    Lt.-Col. The Visct. DALRYMPLE, M.B.E. (34706), retires on ret. pay, 13th Apr. 1953, and is granted the hon. rank of Col.
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    The Earl of Stair

    The 13th Earl of Stair; born October 9, 1906, died February 27, 1996

    SIR John Aymer Dalrymple, 13th Earl and 14th Baronet of Stair and 10th of Killock was an outstanding professional soldier. The eldest of the three sons and two daughters of the 12th Earl of Stair, he was educated at Eton before enrolling at Sandhurst to commence a distinguished military career which began when he served as Brigade Major with the 3rd (London) Infantry.

    As Viscount Dalrymple, he was regimental adjutant with the Scots Guards, and from 1939 until 1945 he served in the Middle East and Central Mediterranean, becoming Brigade Major of the 16th Infantry Brigade and a Lt-Col in command of the 1st Scots Guards between 1942 and 1943, when he was mentioned in dispatches and awarded the MBE.

    In 1945 he was made responsible for the training battalion of the Scots Guards, and from 1946 until 1949 he commanded the 2nd Scots Guards, becoming Colonel, and Honorary Colonel of the regiment on his retirement in 1953.
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