|Died||10 October 1979|
|Commands held||Aldershot District|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath|
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
He served in World War II initially as a Staff Captain with 22nd Infantry Brigade and then as a General Staff Officer with 4th Infantry Division, with the War Office and then with the Staff College, Camberley. In 1943 he was appointed Assistant Quartermaster General at the Headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander for South East Asia Command moving on to be Director of Administration Planning there in 1944.
After the War he became Assistant Adjutant General at the War Office before becoming a General Staff Officer at the Imperial Defence College in 1952. He served in Malaya during the Malayan Emergency from 1954 and then became Director of Administration Planning at the War Office in 1956. In 1958 he moved to the War Office and in 1959 he went to the British Army of the Rhine. He was made General Officer Commanding Aldershot District in 1963 and Director of Personal Services (Army) at the Ministry of Defence in 1966; he retired in 1968.
John Francis Metcalfe
| GOC Aldershot District