Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Major General Sir Robert Edward Laycock, KCMG, CB, DSO, KStJ (18 April 1907 – 10 March 1968)

Major General R Laycock DSO, Chief of Combined Operations, England, pictured in 1943. He was most famous for his service with the Commandos during the Second World War. In 1927, he was commissioned into the Royal Horse Guards. He served in World War II as a lieutenant-colonel with the commandos in North Africa, Crete, Sicily and Italy before being promoted to major-general and becoming Chief of Combined Operations in 1943. He held that position until 1947


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