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Promotions

Volume 19: debated on Monday 1 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the average period over the past 10 years during which (a) a brigadier has held that rank before being promoted to major-general and (b) a major-general has held that rank before being promoted to lieutenant-general; and what have been the most rapid progressions from (i) brigadier to major-general, (ii) major-general to lieutenant-general and (iii) brigadier to lieutenant-general during these years.

For brigadiers promoted to major-general during the past 10 years the average is four years two months.For major-generals promoted to lieutenant-general the average is three years 10 months.The most rapid progression from brigadier to major-general is one year 10 months.The most rapid progression from major-general to lieutenant-general is one year 11 months.The most rapid progression from brigadier to lieutenant-general is seven years one month.