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

Name
LEASK, Sir Henry (Lowther Ewart Clark) (1913-2004), Lieutenant General

Service biography
Commissioned Royal Scots Fusiliers 1936; Mediterranean and Italy, World War II 1939-1945; Second in Command and Commanding Officer 8 Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1944-1945; 1 Bn London Scottish 1946-1947; General Staff, Military Operations, War Office 1947-1949; Instructor, Staff College, Camberley 1949-1951; commanding 1 Bn Parachute Regt 1952-1954; Assistant Military Secretary to Secretary of State for War 1955-1957; Commandant, Tactical Wing, School of Infantry 1957-1958; commanding Infantry Bde 1958-1961; Imperial Defence College 1961; Deputy Military Secretary to Secretary of State for War 1962-1964; General Officer Commanding 52 Lowland Div 1964-1966; Director of Army Training, Ministry of Defence 1966-1969; Col Commandant, Scottish Div of Infantry 1968-1972; General Officer Commanding Scotland and Governor of Edinburgh Castle 1969-1972; retired 1972

Papers
Leask informed the Centre in 1990 that he was beginning to sort his papers, which include battle plans and material relating to the repatriation of Cossacks after World War II, which will eventually come to the Centre. He is also sorting the papers of Maj Gen Sir Edmund Hakewill-Smith, which may be placed with the Centre

Publications

Index terms
SUBJECTS
PLACES Russia 1945; USSR 1945
NAMES

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