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Francis Festing

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Field Marshal Sir Francis Wogan Festing, (Mandarin: 菲士挺, fēi shì tǐng; 28 August 1902 – 3 August 1976) was a senior British Army officer. [1]

87 relations: Aide-de-camp, Aide-de-camp general, Air liaison officer, Andrew Festing, Antsiranana, Arakan Campaign 1942–43, Army Officer Selection Board, Battle of Madagascar, Birthday Honours, British Army, British Far East Command, Burma Campaign, Captain (British Army and Royal Marines), Catholic Church, Charles Coleman (British Army officer), Charles Loewen, Chief of the General Staff (United Kingdom), Christopher Maltby, Commander British Forces in Hong Kong, Commander-in-chief, Commanding officer, Conscription, Conscription in the United Kingdom, Deputy Lieutenant, Distinguished Service Order, Dublin, East Lancashire Regiment, Eastern Command (United Kingdom), Egypt Command, Elizabeth II, England, Field marshal (United Kingdom), Firearm, Francis Matthews (British Army officer), General officer, General officer commanding, Geoffrey Bourne, Baron Bourne, George Erskine, George VI, Gerald Templer, Government of the United Kingdom, Harold de Riemer Morgan, Hexham, Ireland, John Burnett-Stuart, Legion of Merit, Lieutenant (British Army and Royal Marines), Lieutenant colonel, Lieutenant general, List of Princes and Grand Masters of the Knights Hospitaller, ..., Madagascar, Mahajanga, Major (United Kingdom), Major general, Mandarin Chinese, Matthew Festing, Mentioned in dispatches, Myanmar, New Year Honours, Northumberland, Norwegian Campaign, Officer (armed forces), Order of the Bath, Order of the British Empire, Order of the Cloud and Banner, Recusancy, Richard Hull, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own), Robert Mansergh, Roger St John, Royal Green Jackets, Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Staff College, Camberley, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Sword, Tarset, Thrombus, Toamasina, United Kingdom, War Office, Winchester College, World War II, 29th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom), 36th Infantry Division (United Kingdom). Expand index (37 more) »

Aide-de-camp

An aide-de-camp (French expression meaning literally helper in the military camp) is a personal assistant or secretary to a person of high rank, usually a senior military, police or government officer, a member of a royal family, or a head of state.

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Aide-de-camp general

Aide-de-camp general is a senior honorary appointment for general officers in the British Army.

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Air liaison officer

A air liaison officer is generally an air force official acting as an intermediary between the air force they represent and another organization, although this role can vary based on country.

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Andrew Festing

Andrew Thomas Festing MBE PPRP (born 30 November 1941) is a well known portrait painter, and fellow and former president of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

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Antsiranana

Antsiranana (Antsiran̈ana), named Diego-Suarez prior to 1975, is a city in the far north of Madagascar.

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Arakan Campaign 1942–43

The Arakan Campaign of 1942–43 was the first tentative Allied attack into Burma, following the Japanese conquest of Burma earlier in 1942, during the Second World War.

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Army Officer Selection Board

Army Officer Selection Board (AOSB) is an assessment centre used by the British Army as part of the officer selection process for the Regular and Army Reserve and related scholarship schemes.

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Battle of Madagascar

The Battle of Madagascar was the British campaign to capture Vichy French-controlled Madagascar during World War II.

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Birthday Honours

King's/Queen's Birthday Honours is, in some Commonwealth realms, the marking of the reigning monarch's official birthday by granting various individuals appointment into national or dynastic orders or the award of decorations and medals.

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British Army

The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.

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British Far East Command

The Far East Command was a British military command which had 2 distinct periods.

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Burma Campaign

The Burma Campaign was a series of battles fought in the British colony of Burma, South-East Asian theatre of World War II, primarily between the forces of the British Empire and China, with support from the United States, against the invading forces of Imperial Japan, Thailand, and the Indian National Army.

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Captain (British Army and Royal Marines)

Captain (Capt) is a junior officer rank of the British Army and Royal Marines and in both services it ranks above lieutenant and below major with a NATO ranking code of OF-2.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.

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Charles Coleman (British Army officer)

Lieutenant-General Sir Cyril Frederick Charles Coleman, (1903 – 17 June 1974) was a senior British Army officer.

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Charles Loewen

General Sir Charles Falkland Loewen, (17 September 1900 – 17 August 1986) was a Canadian born and educated soldier who became Adjutant-General to the Forces in the United Kingdom.

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Chief of the General Staff (United Kingdom)

Chief of the General Staff (CGS) has been the title of the professional head of the British Army since 1964.

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Christopher Maltby

Major General Christopher Michael Maltby, (13 January 1891 – 6 September 1980) was a senior officer in the British Indian Army who served as Commander of British Troops in China in 1941 before the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong, after which he became a prisoner of war.

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Commander British Forces in Hong Kong

The Commander British Forces in Hong Kong (CBF) was a senior British Army officer who acted as Military Advisor to the Governor of Hong Kong and was in charge of the Hong Kong British Forces.

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Commander-in-chief

A commander-in-chief, also sometimes called supreme commander, or chief commander, is the person or body that exercises supreme operational command and control of a nation's military forces.

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Commanding officer

The commanding officer (CO) or, if the incumbent is a general officer, commanding general (CG), is the officer in command of a military unit.

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Conscription

Conscription, sometimes called the draft, is the compulsory enlistment of people in a national service, most often a military service.

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Conscription in the United Kingdom

Conscription in the United Kingdom has existed for two periods in modern times.

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Deputy Lieutenant

In the United Kingdom, a Deputy Lieutenant is a Crown appointment and one of several deputies to the Lord Lieutenant of a lieutenancy area: an English ceremonial county, Welsh preserved county, Scottish lieutenancy area, or Northern Irish county borough or county.

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Distinguished Service Order

The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.

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Dublin

Dublin is the capital of and largest city in Ireland.

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East Lancashire Regiment

The East Lancashire Regiment was, from 1881 to 1958, a line infantry regiment of the British Army.

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Eastern Command (United Kingdom)

Eastern Command was a Command of the British Army.

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Egypt Command

Egypt Command was a British military command.

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.

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England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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Field marshal (United Kingdom)

Field Marshal has been the highest rank in the British Army since 1736.

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Firearm

A firearm is a portable gun (a barreled ranged weapon) that inflicts damage on targets by launching one or more projectiles driven by rapidly expanding high-pressure gas produced by exothermic combustion (deflagration) of propellant within an ammunition cartridge.

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Francis Matthews (British Army officer)

Major General Francis Raymond Gage Matthews CB DSO (26 January 1903 – 26 May 1976) was a British Army officer who served in World War II and later was Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong.

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General officer

A general officer is an officer of high rank in the army, and in some nations' air forces or marines.

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General officer commanding

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) is the usual title given in the armies of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth (and some other, such as in Ireland) nations to a General Officer who holds a command appointment.

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Geoffrey Bourne, Baron Bourne

General Geoffrey Kemp Bourne, Baron Bourne (5 October 1902 – 26 June 1982) was a British soldier.

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George Erskine

General Sir George Watkin Eben James Erskine (23 August 1899 – 29 August 1965) was a senior British Army officer who is most notable for having commanded the 7th Armoured Division from 1943 to 1944 during World War II.

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George VI

George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952.

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Gerald Templer

Field Marshal Tun Sir Gerald Walter Robert Templer,, SMN (11 September 1898 – 25 October 1979) was a senior British Army officer who fought in both the world wars.

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Government of the United Kingdom

The Government of the United Kingdom, formally referred to as Her Majesty's Government, is the central government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Harold de Riemer Morgan

Major-General Harold de Riemer Morgan DSO (12 March 1888 – 1964) was a British Army officer who served as colonel of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.

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Hexham

Hexham is a market town and civil parish in Northumberland, England, south of the River Tyne, and was the administrative centre for the Tynedale district from 1974 to 2009.

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Ireland

Ireland (Éire; Ulster-Scots: Airlann) is an island in the North Atlantic.

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John Burnett-Stuart

General Sir John Theodosius Burnett-Stuart, (1875–1958) was a British Army general in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Legion of Merit

The Legion of Merit (LOM) is a military award of the United States Armed Forces that is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.

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Lieutenant (British Army and Royal Marines)

Lieutenant (Lt) is a junior officer rank in the British Army and Royal Marines.

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Lieutenant colonel

Lieutenant colonel is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies, most marine forces and some air forces of the world, above a major and below a colonel.

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Lieutenant general

Lieutenant general, lieutenant-general and similar (abbrev Lt Gen, LTG and similar) is a three-star military rank (NATO code OF-8) used in many countries.

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List of Princes and Grand Masters of the Knights Hospitaller

This is a list of Princes and Grand Masters of the Knights Hospitaller including the claimed predecessor Sovereign Military Order of Malta, starting with the founder Gerard Thom (established in 1099 and given papal recognition in 1113 by Paschal II).

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Madagascar

Madagascar (Madagasikara), officially the Republic of Madagascar (Repoblikan'i Madagasikara; République de Madagascar), and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa.

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Mahajanga

Mahajanga (French: Majunga) is a city and an administrative district on the northwest coast of Madagascar.

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Major (United Kingdom)

Major (Maj) is a military rank which is used by both the British Army and Royal Marines.

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Major general

Major general (abbreviated MG, Maj. Gen. and similar) is a military rank used in many countries.

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Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin is a group of related varieties of Chinese spoken across most of northern and southwestern China.

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Matthew Festing

Fra' Robert Matthew Festing (born 30 November 1949) served as the 79th Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, from which position he resigned following a dispute with the Vatican on 28 January 2017.

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Mentioned in dispatches

A member of the armed forces mentioned in dispatches (or despatches, MiD) is one whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high command, in which his or her gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy is described.

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Myanmar

Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.

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New Year Honours

The New Year Honours is a part of the British honours system, with New Year's Day, 1 January, being marked by naming new members of orders of chivalry and recipients of other official honours.

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Northumberland

Northumberland (abbreviated Northd) is a county in North East England.

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Norwegian Campaign

The Norwegian Campaign (9 April to 10 June 1940) was fought in Norway between Norway, the Allies and Germany in World War II after the latter's invasion of the country.

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Officer (armed forces)

An officer is a member of an armed force or uniformed service who holds a position of authority.

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Order of the Bath

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (formerly the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath) is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725.

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.

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Order of the Cloud and Banner

The Order of the Cloud and Banner also known as the Order of the Resplendent Banner is a military award of the Republic of China.

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Recusancy

Recusancy was the state of those who refused to attend Anglican services during the history of England and Wales and of Ireland; these individuals were known as recusants.

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Richard Hull

Field Marshal Sir Richard Amyatt Hull, (7 May 1907 – 17 September 1989) was a senior British Army officer.

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Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own)

The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) was an infantry rifle regiment of the British Army formed in January 1800 as the "Experimental Corps of Riflemen" to provide sharpshooters, scouts, and skirmishers.

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Robert Mansergh

General Sir (Eric Carden) Robert Mansergh (12 May 1900 – 8 November 1970) was a British Army General during and after World War II.

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Roger St John

Major-General Roger Ellis Tudor St John, CB, MC (4 October 1911 – 15 October 1998) was a British Army officer.

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Royal Green Jackets

The Royal Green Jackets (RGJ) was an infantry regiment of the British Army, one of two "large regiments" within the Light Division (the other being The Light Infantry).

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Royal Military College, Sandhurst

The Royal Military College (RMC), founded in 1801 and established in 1802 at Great Marlow and High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, England, but moved in October 1812 to Sandhurst, Berkshire, was a British Army military academy for training infantry and cavalry officers of the British and Indian Armies.

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Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers was an infantry regiment of the British Army.

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Royal Society of Portrait Painters

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP) is an art society based at Carlton House Terrace, SW1, London.

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Sovereign Military Order of Malta

The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta (Supremus Ordo Militaris Hospitalis Sancti Ioannis Hierosolymitani Rhodius et Melitensis), also known as the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) or the Order of Malta, is a Catholic lay religious order traditionally of military, chivalrous and noble nature.

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Staff College, Camberley

Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, was a staff college for the British Army and the presidency armies of British India (later merged to form the Indian Army).

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Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe

Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) is the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Allied Command Operations (ACO).

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Sword

A sword is a bladed weapon intended for slashing or thrusting that is longer than a knife or dagger.

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Tarset

Tarset is a civil parish in Northumberland, England, created in 1955 from parts of Bellingham, Tarset West and Thorneyburn parishes.

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Thrombus

A thrombus, colloquially called a blood clot, is the final product of the blood coagulation step in hemostasis.

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Toamasina

Toamasina, meaning "like salt" or "salty", unofficially and in French also Tamatave, is the capital of the Atsinanana region on the east coast of Madagascar on the Indian Ocean.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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War Office

The War Office was a department of the British Government responsible for the administration of the British Army between 1857 and 1964, when its functions were transferred to the Ministry of Defence.

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Winchester College

Winchester College is an independent boarding school for boys in the British public school tradition, situated in Winchester, Hampshire.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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29th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

The 29th Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade unit of the British Army.

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36th Infantry Division (United Kingdom)

The 36th Indian Infantry Division was an infantry division of the Indian Army during World War II.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Festing

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