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Inspector-General Of Forces


The resignation of Major-General Sir Andrew Russell, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., from his post of Inspector-General of the New Zealand Military Forces was announced last night by the Acting-Prime Minister, Mr. Nash. The Minister said that Sir Andrew had reached his decision consequent upon the appointment of General Sir Guy Williams, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., as military adviser, and also for health reasons.

“On General Russell’s retirement, the Government wishes to express its gratitude for the sterling work accomplished by him during his term of office,” Mr Nash said. “His long experience and wise counsel have been of the greatest assistance in formulating the expansion and training of the military forces. The National Reserve and the Home Guard owe a great deal to his never-failing interest in those organizations. His own unflagging energy during his constant travelling throughout the Dominion has inspired confidence and enthusiasm in all those under training and the public generally.

“He has been in close collaboration with General Williams since his arrival in New Zealand, and General Williams has expressed his appreciation of the help afforded him by General Russell,” Mr. Nash added. “Sir Andrew Russell’s services will still be available as a member of the War Council, to which the Government, with his consent, has reappointed him.”

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