Awani Review

Complete News World

At York, a French general commands British soldiers

At York, a French general commands British soldiers

Brigadier General Armel Drew.
Chris Fletcher/British Army

Story – This Monday Paris and London celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Entente Cordiale.

Correspondent in London

It is nice to see a French general at the head of a British division formed to fight Napoleon's soldiers in Spain. Although he wears a French uniform, Brigadier-General Armel Drew is deputy commander of the United Kingdom's prestigious 1st Division. Created in 1809 during the Peninsular Wars, after the intervention of Napoleonic forces in the Iberian lands. On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the Entente Cordial, the addition of a French general to the British ranks is a fine example of the strengthening of military and diplomatic ties between the two countries.

The 1st Division was based in the picturesque city of York, a fortified city built by the Romans in the north-east of England. In Headquarters Building, Office General Drew Joined by General Don Reeve. The Frenchman actually commands his number two, the main CP, and is responsible for…

This article is reserved for subscribers. 89% is left for you to discover.

Do you want to read more?

Open all items immediately.

Already subscribed? to login

See also  70 years of Elizabeth II's reign: United Kingdom preparing for banquet