Palestine Command was a British military command.
The command was formed in February 1922 with the objective of controlling all British forces in Mandatory Palestine. In 1930, following an outbreak in hostilities between the Jewish and Arab populations, 2nd Battalion the South Staffordshire Regiment and the 1st Battalion the Northamptonshire Regiment were deployed to Palestine. In September 1936, following an escalation in violence, Lieutenant-General Sir John Dill was despatched there. After the Second World War, with the immigation of Jews, tensions increased further and 1st Infantry Division arrived in Palestine. In May 1948 the United Kingdom's mandate ended and British troops withdrew the following month.
Commanders were as follows:
- 1936-1937 Lieutenant-General Sir John Dill
- 1937-1938 Lieutenant-General Archibald Wavell
- 1938-1939 Lieutenant-General Robert Haining
- 1939-1940 Lieutenant-General Michael Barker
- 1940-1940 Lieutenant-General George Giffard
- 1940-1941 Lieutenant-General Philip Neame
- 1941-1941 General Sir Henry Maitland Wilson
- 1941-1944 Major-General Douglas McConnel
- 1944-1946 Lieutenant-General John D'Arcy
- 1946-1947 Lieutenant-General Sir Evelyn Barker
- 1947-1948 Lieutenant-General Gordon MacMillan
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Palestine and Trans-jordan 1930-1947". British Military History. http://www.britishmilitaryhistory.co.uk/documents.php?aid=44&nid=6&start=0. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- ↑ "Army Commands". http://www.gulabin.com/armynavy/pdf/Army%20Commands%201900-2011.pdf. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
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