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Richard Hull

Army officer

Died when: 82 years 133 days (988 months)
Star Sign: Taurus

 

Richard Hull

Field Marshal Sir Richard Amyatt Hull, (7 May 1907 – 17 September 1989) was a senior British Army officer.He was the last Chief of the Imperial General Staff (1961–64) and the first Chief of the General Staff (1964–65), and, as such, the professional head of the British Army.

He later became Chief of the Defence Staff (1965–67), the professional head of the entire British Armed Forces.He served with distinction during the Second World War, fighting from 1942 to 1945 in North Africa, Italy and Western Europe, became the youngest divisional commander in the British Army, and later advised the British government on the response to the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation.


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