Boyd, Ian Herbert Fitzgerald, 1907-1978, Major General

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Boyd, Ian Herbert Fitzgerald, 1907-1978, Major General

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Born 1907; educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh, Royal Military Academy, Woolwich and Christ's College, Cambridge; commissioned into the Royal Engineers, 1927; Lt, 1930; served in India, 1930-1934; Mohmand, North West Frontier, India, 1933; Electrical and Mechanical Engineering course, UK, 1934-1936; Engineer Staff Officer and Field Engineer, Rawalpindi, India, 1936-1940; Waziristan, 1936; Capt, 1938; Staff Officer Royal Engineers 3, Delhi, India, 1939-1940; service in World War Two, 1939-1945; Second in Command of Indian Engineer Training Depot, 1940-1941; temporary Maj, 1940-1944; Staff College, Quetta, India, 1941-1943; Instructor, Staff College, Quetta, 1943-1944; Maj, 1944; Commanding Officer, Forward Airfield Engineer Group, Burma, 1944-1945; temporary Lt Col, 1944-1946; served in Malaya, 1945; Chief Instructor (Plant, Roads, Airfields), School of Military Engineering, Chatham, Kent, 1945-1948; Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, War Office, 1948-1950; Chairman, Western Union Committee on Logistics, 1948-1950; awarded OBE, 1950; Lt Col, 1950; temporary Col, 1950-1953; Col, Q (Movements), Far East Land Forces, 1950-1953; Col, 1953; Deputy Quartermaster General, British Army of the Rhine, 1954-1957; awarded CBE, 1957; Brig, 1957; Chief Engineer, Far East Land Forces, 1957-1959; Chief Engineer, Northern Army Group NATO and British Army of the Rhine, 1959- 1962; Maj Gen, 1960; awarded CB, 1962; retired 1963; Col Commandant, Corps of Royal Engineers, 1966-1972; died 1978.

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