Nigel James Withall


Maj Gen

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It is with sadness that we report the passing of Major General William (Bill) Nigel James Withall CB (14 Oct 28 – 21 Feb 20). Major General Withall was Director Army Air Corps between 1979 and 1983. He was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in January 1951, holding a number of appointments over his long career. He commanded 26 Engineer Regiment in the early 1970s and went on to command 11 Engineer Brigade before taking post as Director Army Air Corps in time to oversee the 25th Anniversary of our Corps. Our thoughts are with his family and his many friends at this time.

The family held a funeral service for General Bill shortly after his death. A memorial service is to be held at St Michael’s Church in Tidworth with the Royal Engineers leading on 19 Mar 20, starting at 1400 hours. Please inform RHQ AAC if you intend to attend the service so that we may keep RHQ RE informed.


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