RAOC War Memorial at Deepcut

RAOC War Memorial at Deepcut
RAOC War Memorial at Deepcut

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Ronald Weeks - Director-General of Army Equipment 1941-42

At the British Library, reading about an amazingly talented man, Ronald Weeks, who was the first Director-General of Army Equipment in #WW2. He had served in the Rifle Brigade in #WW1 and then worked as a director of #Pilkingtons. He became Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff with a focus on organisation and equipment. After WW2, he became executive chairman of #Vickers, a massive job. In the 1930, he was part of Management Research Group No.1 with Seebohm Rowntree. He plays a key role in the book I am currently writing on Soldiers who armed an Army. He was the son of a Durham mining engineer.
The family had been farmers in County Durham for many decades. I am fascinated that Ronald went from school in Durham down to Charterhouse in Surrey and then to Cambridge, where he was an exceptional student.