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

RICHARDSON, Sir Charles (Leslie) (1908-1994), General

Service biography
Commissioned, Royal Engineers 1928; World War II in Dunkirk, Palestine, Africa, Sicily, Italy and North West Europe 1939-1945; General Staff Officer Grade 1, Plans Headquarters, 8 Army 1942; Brig, General Staff, 8 Army 1943; Deputy Chief of Staff, 5 US Army 1943; Brig, General Staff Plans, 21 Army Group 1944; Chief of Military Div, British Control Commission, Berlin, Germany 1945-1946; British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) 1947-1948; staff appointments, UK and Egypt 1949-1952; Bde Commander 1953-1954; Commandant, Royal Military College of Science 1955-1958; General Officer Commanding Singapore District 1958-1960; Director of Combat Development, War Office 1960-1961; Director General of Military Training 1961-1963; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command 1963-1965; Quartermaster General, Ministry of Defence 1965; Master General of the Ordnance 1966-1971; Chief Royal Engineer 1972-1977

Richardson informed the Imperial War Museum in 1970 that he had no papers

autobiography, Flashback: a soldier's story (Kimber, London,1985); Send for Freddie: the story of Monty's Chief of Staff, Major General Sir Francis De Guingand ( Kimber, London, 1987); From Churchill's secret circle to the BBC: the biography of General Sir Ian Jacob, GBE, CB, DL (Brassey's Oxford, 1991)

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