Field Marshal Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck , GCB, GCIE, CSI, DSO, OBE (21 June 1884 23 March 1981) was a British Army commander during the Second World War. He was a career soldier who spent much of his military career in India, where he rose to become Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army by early 1941. In July 1941 he was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Middle East Theatre, but after initial successes, the war in North Africa turned against the British, and he was relieved of the post in 1942 during the crucial Alamein campaign.
In June 1943, he was once again appointed Commander-in-Chief, India, where his support through the organisation of supply, maintenance and training for William Slim's Fourteenth Army played an important role in its success. He served as Commander-in-Chief, India until the Partition in 1947, when he assumed the role of Supreme Commander of all British forces in India and Pakistan until late 1948. WE ARE UACC REGISTERED DEALERS NUMBER RD209. We are UACC Registered Dealers RD209.
Flat items are packaged in board backed envelopes with'Please Do Not Bend' printed to the front. Items larger than 8x12 inches are usually sent in a sturdy tube. We are UACC Registered Dealer RD209. We continue to hold a large number of'Private Signings' with Concorde Pilots, WWII Veterans, Celebrities and so on, in order to guarantee authenticity. _gsrx_vers_841 GS 7.0.16 (841).The item "WW2 Field Marshal Claude Auchinleck hand written signed letter" is in sale since Thursday, February 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Autographs\Certified Original Autographs\Military". The seller is "buyautographs" and is located in Ashford, Kent. This item can be shipped worldwide.