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    Default Major P.M.S. Gedge

    Can anyone give me any information on this fellow, who commanded the #6 Battle School in Dalton in 1943? British Army or.....?
    Thanks in advance for any help.
    Cheers, Clint

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    Hi Clint,

    Can't answer your question about Dalton but Peter M.S. Gedge was born York in the September 1910 Quarter.

    Photo (scroll down to WWII section): http://cirencesteroldgrammarians.co.uk/?page_id=40

    Regards,

    Dave

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    Thanks Dave.
    This gentleman was in command of the RCAF's Battle School, where aircrew took a sort of mini commando course. I thought he would be regular British Army or SAS or something , but with an MA and a post war career as Headmaster , perhaps not?
    Hopefully I can dig up a bit more about him.
    Cheers, Clint

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    Clint

    His full name is Peter Maurice Sydney Gedge, an he was capped once as a Scottish Rugby international in the 1930s:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Gedge

    His father was the Reverend H. G. S. Gedge, also capped for Scotland:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Gedge

    He is listed on some passenger manifests in 1933 going to and from Canada, and his occupation is given as school-master.There is a reference to him in the London Gazette, August 19th 1939, if you Google his full name.

    Regards

    Simon

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    Thank you Simon!
    It seems this gentleman was not a career military man, but perhaps chosen for this spot because of his familiarity with Canadians from his time in Canada.
    I appreciate the info,
    Regards, Clint.

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    P.M.S. Gedge is noted as a War Substantive Captain in the 1945 Army List. He was with The Green Howards (T.A.).
    In fond memory of Corporal James Oakland AGC (RMP), killed in action in Afghanistan on 22 October 2009. Exemplo Ducemus.

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