The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Clifford Thomason Beckett

Beckett, Clifford Thomason


* 9th of November 1891

† 8th of July 1972

(Royal Artillery)


1938-03-07 Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-06-26 Acting Colonel
1940-06-26 Acting Brigadier
1940-12-26 Temporary Colonel
1940-12-26 Temporary Brigadier
1941-03-14 Colonel
1942-07-14 Acting Major-General
1943-07-14 Temporary Major-General
1946-05-24 Granted the honorary rank of Major-General


1938-03-07 1939-XX-XX Commanding Officer 12th Field Regiment Royal Artillery
1939-XX-XX 1940-XX-XX Commanding Officer 1st Survey Regiment Royal Artillery
1940-06-26 1941-05-14 Commander Royal Artillery, 15th Infantry Division [France]
1941-05-15 1942-07-13 Commander Royal Artillery, Malta
1942-07-14 1942-08-04 Acting General Officer Commanding Malta
1942-08-05 1942-12-28 Major-General Royal Artillery, Malta
1943-XX-XX 1946-XX-XX General Officer Commanding 4th & 5th Anti-Aircraft Groups
1946-05-24 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley