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

KIMMINS, Sir Brian Charles Hannam (1899-1979), Lieutenant General

Service biography
Joined Royal Artillery 1917; World War I 1917-1918; Royal Horse Artillery, India 1920-1926; Royal Horse Artillery, Egypt 1926-1928; Aide-de-camp to George Ambrose Lloyd, 1st Baron Lloyd of Dolobran, High Commissioner for Egypt and the Sudan 1928-1929; Adjutant , Royal Military Academy, Woolwich 1930-1933; Bde Maj, 147 Infantry Bde (Territorial Army) 1935-1937; Staff College, Minley Manor, Camberley 1938-1939; World War II 1939-1945; General Staff Officer Grade 2, Headquarters, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), France 1939-1940; Instructor, Staff College 1940-1941; General Staff Officer Grade 1, Operations General Headquarters, Home Forces 1941; Deputy Director, Military Training, War Office 1941-1942; Brig, General Staff, Southern Command 1942; Commander Royal Artillery, Guards Armoured Div 1943; Director of Plans, South East Asia Command 1944; Assistant Chief of Staff, Headquarters, Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia 1945; Chief of Staff, Headquarters, Combined Operations 1946; Director of Quartering, War Office 1947-1950; General Officer Commanding Home Counties District and 44 Div (Territorial Army) 1950-1952; Director, Territorial Army and Cadets 1952-1955; General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland District 1955-1958; retired 1958

LIDDELL HART CENTRE FOR MILITARY ARCHIVES: Papers of Gen Sir William Henry Bartholomew include material relating to the Bartholomew Committee 1940 (created to consider the lessons of recent operations in France and Belgium, and their application to the threat of a German invasion of the UK), for which Kimmins was a witness Sir Brian informed the Imperial War Museum in 1970 that he had no papers; LIDDLE COLLECTION, LEEDS UNIVERSITY: recollections of service on the Western Front 1918; SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY: Papers of AF Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, include personal correspondence 1946-1947 (ref: MB1/E89)


Index terms
PLACES North West Europe 1918

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