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

LATHBURY, Sir Gerald (William) (1906-1978), General

Service biography
Royal Military College Sandhurst 1924-1925; Commissioned, Oxfordshire and Bucks Light Infantry 1926; seconded to Royal West African Frontier Force and Gold Coast Regt 1928-1932; Staff College, Camberley 1937-1938; World War II 1939-1945; France 1940; attached to Airborne Forces, North Africa, Sicily and Italy 1941-1943; Arnhem, Holland 1944; Palestine 1945-1946; Imperial Defence College 1948; General Officer Commanding 16 Airborne Div 1948-1951; Commandant, Staff College, Camberley 1951-1953; Commander-in-Chief, East Africa 1955-1957; Director General of Military Training, War Office 1957-1960; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command 1960-1961; Quartermaster General to the Forces 1961-1965; Governor of Gibraltar 1964-1969; retired 1969

AIRBORNE FORCES MUSEUM, ALDERSHOT: Arnhem diary, describing his capture by the Germans and subsequent escape 1944


Index terms
SUBJECTS combined operations 1944; airborne warfare 1944
PLACES The Netherlands 1944; North West Europe 1944

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