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

SCOBIE, Sir Roland Mackenzie (1893-1969), Lieutenant General

Service biography
Joined Royal Engineers 1914; World War I in France and Belgium 1914-1918; General Staff Officer Grade 3, France 1918; Bde Maj, France 1918-1920; Officer, Company of Gentlemen Cadets, Royal Marine Artillery, Woolwich 1920-1924; Staff Capt, Aldershot Command 1927-1929; Bde Maj, Aldershot Command 1929-1931; Director of Military Artillery, Royal Military College, Australia 1932-1935; Assistant Adjutant General, War Office 1938-1939; World War II 1939-1945; Deputy Director of Mobilisation, War Office 1939-1940; Deputy Adjutant General, General Headquarters, Middle East Land Forces 1940; General Officer Commanding 70 Div, Tobruk 1941; General Officer Commanding, Troops in Malta 1942; Chief of General Staff, Middle East 1943; temporary Lt Gen and General Officer Commanding Greece 1944-1946; retired 1947; Col Commandant Royal Engineers 1951-1958


IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM: Diary relating to his service 1941-1946 (six volumes), including; details of his command and staff appointments, Middle East 1941-1944; details of his service as Commander of Briitsh Forces in Greece 1944-1946, including an account of measures taken, 1944-1945, to suppress Communist revolution and efforts to re-establish stable government; Department of Sound Records has a recorded interview with Scobie

: Henry Maule: Scobie, Hero of Greece (Barker, London, 1975)

Index terms
SUBJECTS staff 1941-1946; civil-military relations 1944-1945
PLACES Balkans 1944-1946

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