Lt Col G R Howe

Commanding Officer - The East Surrey Regiment (The Buffs)

Commanded no. 12 ITC (Canterbury) from August 1941

Gerard Randall Howe was born on 9th March 1892 and was commissioned in The Buffs in September 1912. He commanded No.12 I T C (Canterbury) from August 1941. In November 1944 No.12 ITC formed the 12th Infantry Holding Battalion at Herne Bay. He retired from the Army on 18th October 1946.

Howe Barracks at Canterbury is named after him. He wrote the Drummers Handbook, The Buffs.



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