Edward Burgess (British Army officer)
Sir Edward Burgess
|Born||30 September 1927|
|Died||8 May 2015(aged 87)|
|Years of service||1946–1987|
|Commands held||Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe|
25th Light Regiment
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Educated at Bloxham School, Edward Burgess was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1948. He became military assistant to General Sir John Hackett, General Officer Commanding the British Army of the Rhine and commander of Northern Army Group, in 1966 and commanding officer of 25th Light Regiment in 1970, leading his regiment in Hong Kong, Catterick and Northern Ireland. He rose to become Director of Army Recruiting at the Ministry of Defence in 1975 and Director of Combat Development at the Ministry of Defence in 1977 before going on to be General Officer Commanding the Artillery Division in 1979. He then became Commander UK Field Army in 1982 and Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe in 1984. He retired in 1987.
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- Whitaker's Almanak 1980
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- "No. 50979". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 June 1987. p. 8357.
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- "No. 52910". The London Gazette (Supplement). 5 May 1992. p. 7749.
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- Birthdays today The Independent, 30 September 1995
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