Commander Field Army (United Kingdom)


Commander Field Army (United Kingdom)

The Commander Field Army (CFA) has command over the Deployable Divisions of the British Army i.e. those divisions on full strength. The post is held by a Lieutenant General and is based at HQ Land Forces.

Structure

The UK Field Army was first established in 1982 when the Deputy Commander-in-Chief at UK Land Forces was designated Commander of that formation. In 1995 the designation changed to Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Land Command. The Field Army was re-established in 2003, under the LANDmark reorganisation.[1] The Commander of the Field Army has two deployable Divisions (1st Armoured Division and 3rd Mechanised Division), HQ 6th Division, Theatre Troops, Joint Helicopter Command, and Training Support under him.

Recent Commanders

Recent Commanders have been:[2]

Deputy Commander-in-Chief UK Land Forces

  • 1972-1973 Lieutenant-General Sir Frank King
  • 1973-1976 Lieutenant-General Sir Allan Taylor
  • 1976-1977 Lieutenant-General Sir Hugh Beach
  • 1977-1980 Lieutenant-General Sir Peter Hudson
  • 1980-1982 Lieutenant-General Sir Frank Kitson

UK Field Army

  • 1982-1984 Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Burgess
  • 1984-1987 Lieutenant-General Sir John Akehurst
  • 1987-1990 Lieutenant-General Sir David Ramsbotham
  • 1990-1993 Lieutenant-General Sir Michael Wilkes
  • 1993-1994 Lieutenant-General Sir Michael Rose
  • 1994-1995 Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Swinburn

Deputy Commander-in-Chief Land Command

  • 1995-1997 Lieutenant-General Sir Hew Pike
  • 1997-2001 Lieutenant-General Sir Jack Deverell

Field Army

References

  1. ^ Lt Col Richard Quinlan, R Signals, HQ Theatre Troops, in News From Formations, The Wire, April 2003, p.127
  2. ^ Army Commands

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