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Major General Archibald (Archie) Cull Birtwistle, CB CBE DL (19 August 1927 — 18 March 2009) was a British military signals officer.[1]

Born in Northwich, Cheshire, Birtwistle was educated at Sir John Deane's College (then SJD's Grammar School).[2]

Birtwistle completed his officer training at the Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot, and upon receiving his commission was posted to 1 Training Regiment and subsequently to 1 Commonwealth Division Signal Regiment. He was mentioned in dispatches for his service in the Korean War.[2]

Promoted to Major General in 1979, he was appointed Chief Signal Officer BAOR, and a year later Signal Officer-in-Chief (Army). He was awarded a CB in 1982, and retired from active service a year later.[2]

Birtwistle was married, with two sons and a daughter.[1]


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