Historical records matching Ronald Morce Weeks, 1st Baron Weeks, KCB, CBE, DSO
About Ronald Morce Weeks, 1st Baron Weeks, KCB, CBE, DSO
Lieutenant-General Ronald Morce Weeks, 1st Baron Weeks KCB, CBE, DSO, MC, TD (13 November 1890 – 19 August 1960) was a British Army General during the Second World War.
He was commissioned into the South Lancashire Regiment of the Territorial Army in 1913. He served in the Rifle Brigade during the First World War and then retired from military service in 1919.
He was re-employed during the Second World War initially as Chief of Staff for the Territorial Division and then as a Brigadier on the General Staff of Home Forces in 1940. He was appointed Director General of Army Equipment in 1941 and Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff in 1942. He then became Deputy Military Governor and Chief of Staff of the British Zone for the Allied Control Council in Germany in 1945; in that capacity he was involved in negotiations to avoid the Berlin Blockade. He retired from the Army later that year.
He was awarded the Military Cross in 1917, and a Bar to the Military Cross in 1918. He was appointed to the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in 1918, made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1939 and a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in 1943.
After the war he became Chairman of Vickers. In 1956 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Weeks, of Ryton in the County Palatine of Durham.