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

PEEL YATES, Sir David (1911-1978), Lieutenant General

Service biography
Joined South Wales Borderers 1931; Waziristan operations, North West Frontier, India 1937; Adjutant, 1 Bn Monmouthshire Regt (Territorial Army) 1939; World War I 1939-1945; Bde Maj, 113 Infantry Bde 1940; Staff College 1940; Bde Maj, 204 Infantry Bde 1941; General Staff Officer Grade 2, 4 Div 1941-1942; General Staff Officer Grade 1 (Operations), 1 Army Headquarters 1942-1943; fall of Tunis 1943; Commander, 6 Bn Lincolnshire Regt, Italy 1944; General Staff Officer Grade 1, 4 Div 1944-1945; Brig, General Staff, (Operations), on staff of FM Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, Allied Force Headquarters, Italy 1945; Instructor, Joint Services Staff College 1946-1949; Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, War Office 1949-1951; Instructor, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Defence College, Paris 1951-1953; Commander, 1 Bn South Wales Borderers 1953-1955; Commander, 27 Infantry Bde, Hong Kong 1955-1957; Assistant Commandant, Staff College, Camberley 1957-1960; Chief of Staff, Eastern Command 1960-1962; General Officer Commanding (British Sector) Berlin, Germany 1962-1966; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command 1966-1968; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command 1968-1969; retired 1969



Index terms
NAMES FM Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis 1945

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