HC Deb 04 December 1946 vol 431 cc79-80W
36. Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many zonal, regional or district commanders there are in Germany who have responsibilities other than the direct com- mand of British occupational troops; and of these how many are Army and R.A.F. officers, respectively.

Mr. J. Hynd

The Military Governor who is our representative on the Allied Control Council is a Marshal of the Royal Air Force; his deputy is a serving Army Officer. The four Regional Commissioners are civilians, one being a retired Army officer and another a retired R.A.F. officer. The head of Military Government of the British sector of Berlin is a serving Army officer. There are 14 Regierungs-bezirk Commanders; nine are serving Army officers; the remaining five are civilians and include two retired Territorial Army Officers and two retired R.A.F. officers.