HC Deb 12 April 1921 vol 140 c943W

asked the Chief Secretary whether the General Winter appointed to succeed General Crozier is General O. de L. Winter, late of the Royal Artillery, who joined the Royal Military Academy in 1893; and, if so, whether this officer's previous record justifies his appointment to this responsible post?


The officer appointed to succeed General Crozier as Commandant of the Auxiliary Division is Brigadier-General Wood, C.M.G., D.S.O., Colonel Winter who is the officer named in the question is Deputy Chief of Police. His record in the army was one of exceptional distinction and fully justified his present appointment. As I mentioned in reply to a previous question relating to this officer he was six times mentioned in despatches during the late War and was awarded the C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., and Bar. He also holds the very high order of Grand Officer of Aviz awarded by the Portuguese Government for his distinguished services in the War.