King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Survey of the Papers of Senior UK Defence Personnel, 1900-1975

JONES, Sir Charles Phibbs (1906-1988), General

Service biography
Commissioned Royal Engineers 1925; service with Royal Bombay Sappers and Miners, India 1928-1934; Adjutant , 42 (East Lancashire) Div Engineers (Territorial Army) 1934-1939; Staff College, Camberley 1939; World War II 1939-1945; Bde Maj, 127 Infantry Bde, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), France and Belgium 1940; Instructor, Staff College 1940-1941; General Staff Officer Grade 1, General Headquarters Home Forces 1941-1942; Commander, Royal Engineers, Guards Armoured Div, UK and North West Europe 1943-1944; Chief of Staff, Malaya Command 1945-1946; Brig, General Staff, 30 Corps, North West Europe 1945; Brig, General Staff, Headquarters, Western Command 1946; Imperial Defence College 1947; Commander, 2 Infantry Bde 1948-1950; Director of Plans, War Office 1950; General Officer Commanding, 7 Armoured Div, British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) 1951-1953; Commandant, Staff College 1954-1956; Vice Attorney General, War Office 1957-1958; Director, Combined Military Planning Staff, Central Treaty Organisation 1959; General Officer Commanding, 1 Corps 1960-1962; General Officer Commander-in-Chief, Northern Command 1962-1963; Master General of the Ordnance 1963-1966; retired 1967; Col Commandant, Royal Engineers 1961-1972; Commander, Royal Engineers 1967-1972; Governor, Royal Hospital Chelsea 1969-1975; National President, British Legion 1970-1981

The family informed the Centre in 1989 that they retain personal papers only: there are no papers relating to Jones' career


Index terms
NAMES Lt Gen Sir Edward Jones (son)

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