Commander-in-Chief Home Forces WW2

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Bala, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Bala

    Bala Member

    Wanted names and dates of C-in-C Home Forces throughout the war.

    Assistance appreciated

  2. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Home Forces GOC's included Edmund Ironside (May-July 1940), Alan Brooke (July 1940-December 1941) and Bernard Paget (December 1941-January 1944). Walter Kirke might have preceded Ironside, but I don't know who followed Paget.
  3. Bala

    Bala Member

    Thank you for the information - I have just found the next C-in-C

    LONDON, January 6 1944
    Gen. Sir Harold E. Franklyn
    has been appointed Commander-in-chief, Home Forces, in succession to Gen. Sir Bernard Paget. who was recently appointed C-ln-C. Middle East.

    Gen. Franklyn has been commanding troops in Northern Ireland since May. 1941. His task
    was to train a large part of the field army for eventual service overseas.
    Born in November, 1885. Franklyn served in the last war almost continuously. He was
    wounded six times and mentioned in dispatches

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