A parade was held at Munchengladbach, West Germany, on Wednesday (25 April) to mark the arrival of Lieut.-Gen.
A parade was held at Munchengladbach, West Germany, on Wednesday (25 April) to mark the arrival of Lieut.-Gen. Sir Harry Tuzo as the new Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's (NATO) Northern Army Group and new C-in-C of the British Army of the Rhine (???AOR).
General Tuzo, aged 55, succeeds General Sir Peter Hunt, who had held the joint post since December, 1970.
The new British Rhine Army Commander was commissioned into the Royal Artillery shortly before the outbreak of World War Two. He served in Flanders and North Western Europe. After the war, he served in Kenya, Aden, Borneo and West Germany, where he was appointed Chief of Staff, Headquarters, BAOR, in 1967.
In February, 1971, he made newspaper headlines when he was appointed General Officer Commanding in Chief and Director of Operations, Northern Ireland, with the rank of Lieutenant-General. In the Queen's Birthday Honours in 1971, he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Bath (KCB).
SYNOPSIS: A special parade at Munchengladbach, West Germany, on Wednesday. Lieutenant-General Sir Harry Tuzo takes over as C-in-C, British Army of the Rhine, and as Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's Northern Army Group.
General Tuzo, aged 55, succeeds General Sir Peter Hunt, who had held the joint command since 1970. For General Tuzo, it is a return to West Germany. In 1967, he was appointed Chief of Staff at British Army of the Rhine headquarters. He held the post for two years.
Full ceremonial dress was the order of the day for the troops who had Been selected to parade before their new Commander. General Tuzo hit the newspaper headlines in 1971 when he was placed in command of British military operations in the troubled province of Northern Ireland. He featured in Queen Elizabeth's Birthday Honours in the same year -- being appointed a Knight Commander of the Bath.