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British gov't appoints new head of army

07-30-2010 11:11 BJT

LONDON, July 29 (Xinhua) -- The British government on Thursday appointed General Peter Wall as the new head of the army.

Wall, 55, will take the post when the current leader, General David Richards, advances to chief of the defense staff, the head of all three armed services, in September.

Wall began his army career in the Royal Engineers, and studied engineering at Cambridge University. He commanded troops in Bosnia and also in the war in Iraq. Wall currently is commander-in-chief of land forces.

He will be replaced in October by Lieutenant-General Nick Parker, currently the deputy commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. Parker will be promoted to general when he takes up his new post.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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