The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Herbert Alan Sparling

Sparling, Herbert Alan


* 2nd of June 1907

† 1995

Nickname: Sparky


1941-05-XX Lieutenant-Colonel
1950-11-XX Major-General


1941-05-05 1942-06-30 General Staff Officer 1, National Defence Headquarters
1942-07-01 1942-09-27 Acting Director of Military Training, National Defence Headquarters
1942-10-28 1943-05-29 Commanding Officer 13th Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery
1943-10-27 1943-12-26 Commander Royal Artillery 3rd Canadian Division
1943-12-27 1944-12-18 Commander Royal Artillery 5th Canadian Armoured Division
1944-12-19 1945-06-10 Commander Corps Royal Artillery I Canadian Corps
1945-XX-XX Commander Royal Artillery 6th Canadian Division
1945-XX-XX 1946-XX-XX Commander Royal Artillery 3rd Canadian Division, Germany
1946-XX-XX 1947-XX-XX District Officer Commanding 2nd Military District
1947-XX-XX Chief Administration Officer Central Command
1947-XX-XX 1949-XX-XX Commanding Officer Western Ontario Area
1949-XX-XX 1950-XX-XX Deputy Chief of the General Staff, National Defence Headquarters
1950-XX-XX Attending the Imperial Defence College
1950-11-XX 1955-12-XX Vice Chief of the General Staff, National Defence Headquarters
1955-12-XX 1958-09-XX Chairman of Canadian Joint Staff to Washington
1955-12-XX 1958-09-XX Canadian Representative to the Permanent Military Committee of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
1958-09-XX 1962-06-XX General Officer Commander in Chief Central Command
1963-XX-XX Retired
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