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GHQ British Expeditionary Force
GHQ BEF

Command Appointments

General Officer Commanding in Chief

From To Rank Name Acting
03-Sep-1939 19-Jul-1940 General The Viscount Gort

Branch of The General Staff

Chief of the General Staff

From To Rank Name Acting
03-Sep-1939 31-May-1940 Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall

Deputy Chief of the General Staff

From To Rank Name Acting
04-Sep-1939 04-Feb-1940 Major-General P Neame

General Staff Officer I

From To Rank Name Acting
27-May-1940 05-Jun-1940 Major JRT Aldous

Directorate of Military Intelligence

General Staff Officer I

From To Rank Name Acting
03-Sep-1939 ? 31-May-1940 ? Lieutenant-Colonel PG Whitefoord

Attached to the General Staff

Royal Artillery

Major General Royal Artillery

From To Rank Name Acting
03-Sep-1939 26-May-1940 Major-General SR Wason

Royal Engineers

Engineer in Chief

From To Rank Name Acting
04-Sep-1939 30-Jun-1940 Major-General RP Pakenham-Walsh

Branch of The Adjutant General

Adjutant-General

From To Rank Name Acting
03-Sep-1939 23-May-1940 ? Lieutenant-General Sir Wellesley Brownrigg

Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General

From To Rank Name Acting
19-Nov-1939 23-Apr-1940 Lieutenant-Colonel EO Herbert

Branch of The Quartermaster General

Quartermaster-General

From To Rank Name Acting
03-Sep-1939 26-May-1940 ? Lieutenant-General WG Lindsell

Assistant Quartermaster-General

From To Rank Name Acting
02-Sep-1939 23-Jun-1940 Lieutenant-Colonel TJW Winterton

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Home Unit Definition
Appointments Commanders and Staff Officers assigned to the Unit
History Important Dates and Events in the History of the Unit
Forces Forces of which the Unit was a part (British Commonweath and American Units only)
Notes Miscellaneous Notes for Unit
Order of Battle Order of Battle for this Unit
Subordinates Units subordinated to or attached to the Unit
Superiors Units to which this Unit was subordinated or attached
Theatres Theatres of Operations which Unit served in