His colleague at Murrayfield was the Second World War commander Field Marshall Claude Auchinleck
, whose statue stands on Broad Street near to the site of the old Five Ways Shopping Centre built by the firm.
Both of the opposing generals in the first battle of El Alamein between 1st and 27th July -- Claude Auchinleck
and Erwin Rommel -- were something of outsiders.
Items will include photographs of the original Auchinleck House - currently undergoing a PS50 million transformation to become the hotel - as well as history about Sir Claude Auchinleck
, the British army commander after whom the building is named.
They maintained the confidence of their commander in chief, Claude Auchinleck
, who once ordered that"no Indian officer must be regarded as suspect and disloyal merely because he is what is called a nationalist.
The building was built in1964 and named after the great Second World War general Claude Auchinleck
, who later unveiled a statue of himself within the Edgbaston Shopping Centre below.
Wavell was trying to shift the whole mess onto Sir Claude Auchinleck
By the end of May the German commander at Narvik, Lieutenant-General Eduard Dietl, was isolated, under-supplied and outnumbered by the British under Lieutenant-General Claude Auchinleck
August 15 The widely liked World War I hero Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander replaces Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck
in command of British forces in the Middle East, headquartered in Cairo, Egypt.
He was buried in a military cemetery four miles outside Casablanca and he lies next to the grave of legendary British Army General Claude Auchinleck
And his predecessors, Archibald Wavell and Claude Auchinleck
, are remarkably labelled as Wivel and Clod Oclinck respectively.
Front row: Field Marshal Smuths, Winston Churchill, General Sir Claude Auchinleck
, and General Sir Archibald Wavell.
The tribute to Field Marshal Claude Auchinleck
, known as 'the Auk', will be moved to Broad Street if plans for the renovation and redevelopment of the rundown Five Ways Shopping Centre are approved.