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DRUMMOND, Brig John (1910-1997)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Drummond
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: DRUMMOND, Brig John (1910-1997)
Date(s): Created [1936], 1944-1945
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1910; educated at Beaumont College, Windsor, Berkshire; commissioned into the Royal Ulster Rifles, via the Supplementary Reserve, 1931; service in Egypt and Hong Kong, 1932-1940; Lt, 1934; Capt, 1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Adjutant, 2 Bn, Royal Ulster Rifles, France, 1940; evacuated from Dunkirk, Operation DYNAMO, France, Jun 1940; General Staff Officer 3 (Operations), Headquarters 10 Corps, UK, 1940-1941; temporary Maj, 1941; service with 8 Bn, Royal Ulster Rifles [1942-1943]; Second in Command, 1 Bn, Royal Ulster Rifles, Air Landing Bde, 6 Airborne Div, Operation OVERLORD, the Allied invasion of occupied France, Jun 1944; North West Europe campaign, including Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes, 1944-1945; Commanding Officer, 2 Bn, Royal Ulster Rifles, 1945-1948; awarded DSO for leading the assault over the Ochtum Canal and the capture of the Kattenturm Bridge, Germany, 1945; Maj, 1946; service in Port Said, Egypt, and Palestine, 1946-1948; Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quarermaster General, 1 Anti Aircraft Group (London), 1948-1949; temporary Lt Col, 1949; General Staff Officer 1, Headquarters Mid Western District, UK, 1949-1952; Commanding Officer, 1 Bn, Royal Ulster Rifles, Hong Kong, UK and British Army of the Rhine (BAOR), Wuppertal, Germany, 1952-1955; Lt Col, 1953; temporary Brig, 1955; commanded 107 (Ulster) Independent Infantry Bde Group, 1955-1958; Col, 1956; Hon Brig, 1958; retired 1958; awarded CB, 1958; died 1997.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copy of manuscript account by Drummond relating to 1 Bn, Royal Ulster Rifles service during D Day, Operation OVERLORD, the Allied invasion of occupied France, and subsequent operations in Longueval, France, 1944, with four photographs including parade in Belfast, Northern Ireland [1936], groups of officers, Royal Ulster Rifles [1946] and Victory in Europe (VE) Day parade, Belfast, May 1945.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 file

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided forresearch use only. Requests to publish original material should besubmitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for MilitaryArchives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

Summary guide available on-line at, and in hard copy in the Centre'sreading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1998.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Photographs are held by the Royal Ulster Rifles Association, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Publication note:

Description Notes

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 1999

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