8th Armoured Division (United Kingdom) - General Officer Commanding

General Officer Commanding

The division had four officers who held the position of General Officer Commanding, during the Second World War.

Appointed General Officer Commanding
4 November 1940 Brigadier A.G. Kenchington (acting)
14 December 1940 Major General Richard McCreery
15 October 1941 Major-General Charles Norman
24 August 1942 Major-General Charles Gairdner

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General Officer Commanding

General Officer Commanding (GOC) is the usual title given in the armies of Commonwealth (and some other) nations to a general officer who holds a command appointment. Thus, a general might be the GOC II Corps or GOC 7th Armoured Division. A general officer heading a particularly large or important command may be called a General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C).

The equivalent term for air force officers is Air Officer Commanding (AOC).

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