71887 Michael FITZALAN HOWARD GCVO, CB, CBE, MC, MiD, Scots Guards

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    Personal Number: 71887
    Rank: Major-General
    Name: Michael FITZALAN HOWARD, GCVO, CB, CBE, MC, MiD
    Unit: Scots Guards

    London Gazette : 9 July 1937
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34416/page/4419/data.pdf
    GENERAL LIST.
    UNIVERSITY CANDIDATES
    The undermentioned to be 2nd Lts. 9th July 1937:—
    Hon. Michael FITZALAN-HOWARD.

    London Gazette : 26 August 1938
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34545/page/5476/data.pdf
    FOOT GUARDS.
    S. G'ds.—
    2nd Lt. Hon. Michael FITZALAN-HOWARD, from Gen. List, T.A.

    London Gazette : 30 January 1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36912/supplement/618/data.pdf
    FOOT GUARDS.
    S. G'ds
    Lt. (War Subs. Capt.) Hon. M. Fitzalan Howard (71887) to be Capt., 28th Jan. 1945.

    London Gazette : 10 May 1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37072/supplement/2461/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe:—
    S.G'ds.
    Maj. (temp.) The Hon. M. Fitzalan-Howard, M.C. (71887).

    London Gazette : 30 November 1954
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40341/supplement/6839/data.pdf
    REGULAR ARMY
    The undermentioned Majs. to> toe Bit. Lt.-Cols., 1st July 1954:—
    The Hon. M. FITZALAN-HOWARD, M.V.O.,M.B.E., M.C. (71887), S.G.

    London Gazette : 17 April 1964
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    REGULAR ARMY
    Col. The Hon . M. FITZALAN HOWARD, C.B.E., M.V.O., M.C.(71887), late Ft. Gds., to beMaj.- Gen., 12th Mar. 1964, and with precedence next below H. A. LASCELLES, C.B.E., D.S.O. (52026).

    London Gazette : 4 April 1967
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/44281/supplement/3687/data.pdf
    COMMANDS AND STAFF
    REGULAR ARMY
    Maj.-Gen., The Hon. M. FITZALAN HOWARD, C.B.E., M.V.O., M.C. (71887), late Ft. Gds., re- linquishes his appt. as Commander, Allied Com- mand Europe Mobile Force (Land Component), 10th Oct. 1966.

    London Gazette : 4 June 1968
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/44606/supplement/6356/data.pdf
    OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS
    Cambridge University
    TERRITORIAL AND ARMY VOLUNTEER RESERVE Maj.-Gen. The Hon. Michael FITZALAN HOWARD, C.B., C.B.E., M.V.O., M.C., is appointed Honorary Colonel, Cambridge University Contingent, T. & A .V.R., 30th May 1968 , in succession to Field Marshal Sir Richard HULL, G.C.B., D.S.O., tenure expired.

    London Gazette : 24 October 1978
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/47670/supplement/12638/data.pdf
    KING'S DIVISION
    REGULAR ARMY
    Maj.-Gen. Peter Aldcroft DOWNWARD, D.S.O., D.F.C. (299293) is appointed Colonel THE QUEEN'S LANCASHIRE REGIMENT, 1st Sep. 1978, in succession to Maj.-Gen. Lord Michael FITZALAN HOWARD, K.C.V .O., C.B., C.B.E., M.C., D.L. (71887) tenure expired.

    London Gazette :
     
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    The National Archives | DocumentsOnline | Image Details
    Name Fitzalan Howard, The Honourable Michael
    Rank: Captain, Temporary Major
    Service No: 71887
    Regiment: 3 Tank Battalion Scots Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: North West Europe 1944-45
    Award: Military Cross
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 01 March 1945
    Date 1945
    Catalogue reference WO 373/51

    6th Guards Tank Brigade, 8 Corps
    71887 Captain, Temporary Major The Honourable Michael FITZALAN HOWARD, 3rd Tank Battalion SCOTS GUARDS

    During the attack from LA CAVERIE on ESTRY on 6th August 1944, Major FITZALAN-HOWARD was commanding the CHURCHILL Squadron in support of the 10th Battalion HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY. The advance was extremely hotly contested by dug-in infantry, tanks and S.P. guns and mortars, and the infantry encountered very stiff opposition. Major FITZALAN-HOWARD however maintained his squadron in the closest possible support of them in spite of the extremely difficult going and together they managed to get into and secure the main crossroads in ESTRY. These positions were maintained by the infantry and the tanks under extremely heavy shell fire until the tanks were called back to forward rally next morning.

    The Officer Commanding HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY himself told me that Major FITZALAN-HOWARD's Squadron had given him magnificent support and that without it he would never have got on.

    On Friday 11th August 1944 Major FITZALAN-HOWARD's squadron was ordered to support a company of 1st Battalion WELSH GAURDS in an attack on the important German OP on the spur running North-East from CHENEDOLLE. Owing to a series of deep ravines the tank going was extremely back and direction difficult to maintain. In spite of this and some enemy opposition Major FITZALAN-HOWARD drove his tanks forward with such determination that they dominated the ridge and permitted the infantry to capture the spur with very little trouble.

    In both these actions there is no doubt that Major FITZALAN-HOWARD's cool leadership and undefeatable determination contributed more than any other single factor to the successful obtaining of those two objectives in the fact of most difficult conditions, and heavy enemy opposition and fire

    16th August 1944
    Granted Immediate Military Cross
     

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