Major General Gerald Lloyd Verney, DSO & Bar, MVO

Gerry VERNEY served both as a GRENADIER and as an IRISH GUARDSMAN, initially joining the GRENADIERS from Sandhurst in August 1919. After service with the Regiment at home and abroad, a spell as A.D.C. to the Governor of South AUSTRALIA and a tour at London District Headquarters, he joined the Senior Wing of the Staff College in January, 1939, when a Major. In August of that year he transferred to the IRISH GUARDS, the 2nd Battalion of which was then re-forming. Just over a year later, in October 1940, after being with the 5th DIVISION in FRANCE, he returned to take over command of that battalion and saw it through the delicate period of its transformation from foot to armour. From then on Gerry VERNEY commanding in turn the 32nd GUARDS BRIGADE, the 6th GUARDS TANK BRIGADE, which he led in the CAUMONT battles of 1944, and the 7th ARMOURED DIVISION; for a short time in 1945 he commanded the 1st GUARDS BRIGADE in ITALY. After the war he was British Military Governor in VIENNA, and he later commanded the 56th ARMOURED DIVISION (T.A.). Photo From [url="http://www.desertrats.org.uk/divcommanders.htm"]http://www.desertrats.org.uk/divcommanders.htm[/url]

Major General Gerald Lloyd Verney, DSO & Bar, MVO
dbf, Apr 25, 2013
    • Bernard85
      good day dbf,april25,2013,08:54pm.re:guards-generals.they certainly had the cream of the leadership judging by your link.i like the adds looking for new recruits,very artistic,great post,regards bernard85
    • dbf
      Thanks Bernard for keeping a weather eye on all the photos in Gallery and taking time to comment.
    • Bernard85
      good day dbf,yesterday.09:15am.re:photos.thank you for your reply.i find the pictures in the gallery most educating.your family has contributed much to the service of there country.with the photos showing the next generation there history.keep posting.have a good day.bernard85
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