The following announcement was made last week:
GENERAL OFFICER APPOINTMENT
To be Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, in the rank of General, in succession to General Sir Adrian Bradshaw KCB OBE, in March 2017.
Lieutenant General Sir James Everard KCB CBE, currently Commander Field Army.
N D Ashmore
I am sure that you will all wish to join me in congratulating General Sir James on this appointment; the first 4 * appointment from our regiments since General Sir Richard Hull (later Field Marshal Sir Richard and the last Chief of the Imperial General Staff) was appointed on 13th February 1959.