Wavell, Archibald Percival

Birth Name Wavell, Archibald Percival
Gender male


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Military Service     General Officer Commanding (GOC) British Forces in Palestine and TransJordan

Event Note

In August, 1937, Archibald Percival Wavell was transferred to Palestine, to be General Officer Commanding (GOC) British Forces in Palestine and TransJordan,

Event Note

In January, 1938, Archibald Percival Wavell was promoted to lieutenant general; in April, he became General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) Southern Command in the United Kingdom; and in July, he was named as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Middle East Command with the local rank of full general.

Event Note

In March, 1938, following several weeks of experimental ambushes and patrols, British General Officer Commanding (GOC), Lieutenant-General Archibald Wavell gave permission to Captain Orde Charles Wingate, to establish a joint British-Jewish unit for night operations against the Arab gangs.
Establishment of the Special Night Squads (SNS) פלוגות הלילה המיוחדות was postponed to early June, because the Jewish Agency opposed the venture.

Military Service June, 1938 פלוגות הלילה המיוחדות Special Night Squads SNS British Commander, Gen. Haining, gave permission to create the Special Night Squads, armed groups formed of British and Haganah volunteers



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