Being catpured at Dunkirk, Chandos Blair was made PoW but was the first officer of the British Army to make a succesful escape and return to home for which he was awarded his first Military Cross. He served in Normandy for which he was awarded his second MC.
In 1959, he was appointed Commanding Officer of the 4th Battalion the King's African Rifles. He was made General Officer Commanding 2nd Division in British Army of the Rhine in 1968 and then became Defence Services Secretary in 1970. His last appointment was as General Officer Commanding Scotland and Governor of Edinburgh Castle in 1972; in that capacity, Prime Minister Harold Wilson dispatched him as a Special Envoy to secure the release of Denis Hills, a British subject held on spying charges by President Idi Amin of Uganda. Blair retired in 1976
26 January, 1939: 2nd Lieutenant
1 January, 1941: Lieutenant
? Captain (war sub)
1 July, 1946: Captain
26 January, 1952: Major
1 July, 1957: Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
12 April, 1959: Lieutenant -Colonel
19 April, 1963: Colonel
31 December, 1966: Brigadier
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