The new French deputy Cdr of 1(UK) division has been nominated.
BG Laurentin has a Para/SF background and also served at the POL/MIL level.
Meanwhile, Brigadier Al Veitch has completed his posting to 1 (FRA) division. I have to see the name of his succesor
Yes, but that was wrongly posted. It should have been in the 'Smuggest git you ever saw' thread..
Not with No 8 Dress i.e. Combat Dress. From Army Dress Regulations (possibly not the latest edition but good enough):Pretty sure the General Staff wear the uniform of the Staff, not their previous Arm or Service.
04.379. No.8 (Combat Dress): When a General Officer is wearing combat dress with rank on a single slide, the sword point is to be towards the right shoulder. The rank insignia are to be embroidered in khaki and white thread on MTP slide. Alternatively a slide of similar style and colour to the individual’s previous regiment or corps worn on plain olive green slide without any abbreviations or letters. General Staff stable belt and TRF. Beret or headdress of the individual’s previous regiment or corps worn with General Officer’s badge in embroidery. If the individual’s previous regiment or corps wore a backing patch to the cap badge, this may also be worn. Aiguillettes are not worn. Royal Cipher if entitled is to be worn at the base of the rank slide in the same style of embroidery as the rank as shown below.