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Officers, Middle East (Promotion)

Volume 387: debated on Tuesday 23 March 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether, instead of sending out from this country officers to take command of troops in the Middle East, he will promote officers on the spot who have long and successful experience of desert warfare?

The Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, carries out all promotions in his command up to and including the rank of brigadier. Senior officers are sent out from this country at the request of the Commander-in-Chief and he only asks for them when he has no one in his command to recommend for the appointments.