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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} General Sir Richard Nelson "Windy" Gale GCB, KBE, DSO, MC (25 July 1896 – 29 July 1982) was a senior officer in the British Army who served in both world wars. In World War I he was awarded the Military Cross in 1918 whilst serving as a junior officer in the Machine Gun Corps. In World War II he served with 1st Parachute Brigade and then the 6th Airborne Division during the D-Day landings and Operation Tonga in 1944. After the end of the conflict, Gale remained with the Army and eventually became the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe.


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} General Sir Richard Nelson "Windy" Gale GCB, KBE, DSO, MC (25 July 1896 – 29 July 1982) was a senior officer in the British Army who served in both world wars. In World War I he was awarded the Military Cross in 1918 whilst serving as a junior officer in the Machine Gun Corps. In World War II he served with 1st Parachute Brigade and then the 6th Airborne Division during the D-Day landings and Operation Tonga in 1944. After the end of the conflict, Gale remained with the Army and eventually became the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe.


Richard Gale (British Army officer) sections
Intro  Early life  World War I  Inter-war years  World War II  Later life  Military thinking  Honours and awards  Publications  References  Bibliography  External links  

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