The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Brigadier Alick Drummond Buchanan-Smith

Buchanan-Smith, Alick Drummond


* 9th of October 1898

† 28th of July 1984

(Territorial Army)

Nickname: Baron Balerno of Currie (09.07.1963)


1936-06-15 Lieutenant-Colonel
1945-04-11 Colonel


1936-06-15 Commanding Officer 5/7th Battalion The Gordon Highlanders
Commanding Officer 5th Battalion The Gordon Highlanders
Commanding Officer 9th Battalion The Gordon Highlanders
1942-XX-XX 1945-XX-XX Director of Personnel Selection, War Office
1945-10-09 1953-XX-XX Commanding Officer Edinburg University Contingent, Officer Training Corps
1951-02-13 Retired
1958-XX-XX 1961-XX-XX Honorary Colonel, 5/6th Battalion The Gordon Higlanders
1961-XX-XX Honorary Colonel, 3rd Battalion The Gordon Higlanders