179582 Ian Gillett CARMICHAEL, MiD, 22 Dragoons

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    Personal Number: 179582
    Army Number: 7900114
    Rank: Captain
    Name: Ian Gillett CARMICHAEL, OBE, MiD
    Unit: 22nd Dragoons


    1941
    Commissioned

    London Gazette : 9 August 1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37213/supplement/4045/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North-West Europe:—
    22nd Dns.
    Capt. (temp.) I. G. CARMICHAEL (179582).

    London Gazette : 14 June 2003
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/56963/supplement/10/data.pdf
    O.B.E.
    To be Ordinary Officers of the Civil Division of the said Most Excellent Order:
    Ian Gillett Carmichael, Actor. For services to Drama.
     
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    Carmichael, Ian Gillett (Oral history)

    Object description:
    • British officer served with 22nd Dragoons and as staff officer with Headquarters, 30th Armoured Bde in GB and North West Europe, 1941-1945;
    • served with Army Welfare Service commanding XXX Corps Theatrical Pool in Germany, 1945-1946

    Content description:
    • REEL 1 Memories of reaction to outbreak of Second World War whilst student with Royal Academy for the Dramatic Arts, London, GB, 9/1939. Recollections of enlistment and training with Royal Armoured Corps in GB, 1940-1941: background to call-up, 9/1940; reasons for choice of Royal Armoured Corps; comparison between Royal Military College, Sandhurst and Royal Armoured Corps Officer Cadet Training Unit, Blackdown; comparison between regular and hostility only officers; relations between officers and other ranks; attitude to having attended Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Aspects of period as officer with 22nd Dragoons and staff officer with Headquarters, 30th Armoured Bde in GB and North West Europe, 1941-1945: commanding officer's policy to dealing with unsatisfactory junior officer; liaison officer duties with Headquarters, 30th Armoured Bde at Warminster. Recollections of period as officer with Army Welfare Service commanding XXX Corps Theatrical Pool in Germany, 1945-1946: background to joining unit.
    • REEL 2 Continues: memories of Frankie Howerd; character of theatrical pool personnel; utilising German civilian talent; response of troops to entertainment; contrast between ENSA and Army Welfare Service; degree of aid given to Army Welfare Service; his own theatrical appearances; proliferation of circuses; degree of devastation in Germany; attitude towards German civilians and entertainers.
    • REEL 3 Continues: character of German entertainment; question of portrayal of Germans in post-war period; General Brian Horrock's encouragement of entertainment; opinion of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery; early experience as producer; attitude to returning to civilian life and restarting acting career.
     
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