Egypt Command was a British military command.
The command was established in the late 19th century after the Anglo-Egyptian War in 1882. The British Army remained in Egypt throughout the First World War and, after the War, remained there to protect the Suez Canal. Following Egypt's independence in 1922, the United Kingdom and Egypt entered into a treaty in 1936 whereby British troops remained to protect the canal and to train the Egyptian Army. After the Second World War anti-British resentment escalated and there was rioting in the streets in February 1946. British troops left Egypt in June 1956 shortly before the Suez Crisis.
Commanders were as follows:
- 1899-1903 Major-General Sir Reginald Talbot
- 1903-1905 Major-General John Slade
- 1905-1908 Major-General George Bullock
- 1908-1912 Major-General Sir John Maxwell
- 1912-1914 Major-General Julian Byng
- 1914-1915 Lieutenant-General Sir John Maxwell
- 1915-1916 General Sir Charles Monro
- 1916-1917 Lieutenant-General Sir Archibald Murray
- 1917-1919 Field-Marshal Viscount Allenby
- 1919-1923 Lieutenant-General Sir Walter Congreve
- 1923-1927 General Sir Richard Haking
- 1927-1931 General Sir Peter Strickland
- 1931-1934 General Sir John Burnett-Stuart
- 1934-1938 General Sir George Weir
- 1938-1939 Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Gordon-Finlayson
- 1939-1941 Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Maitland Wilson
- 1941-1941 Lieutenant-General Sir Richard O'Connor
- 1941-1941 Lieutenant-General Sir James Marshall-Cornwall
- 1941-1942 Lieutenant-General William Holmes
- 1942-1944 Lieutenant-General Robert Stone
- 1944-1948 Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Allfrey
- 1948-1949 Lieutenant-General Richard Gale
- 1949-1952 Lieutenant-General Sir George Erskine
- 1952-1954 Lieutenant-General Sir Francis Festing
- 1954-1956 Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Hull
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "British Troops in Egypt 1930 - 45". British Military History. http://www.britishmilitaryhistory.co.uk/documents.php?aid=40&nid=6&start=0. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
- ↑ "The Suez Crisis". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/modern/suez_01.shtml. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
- ↑ "Army Commands". http://www.gulabin.com/armynavy/pdf/Army%20Commands%201900-2011.pdf. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
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