Forbes in the Military
20th and 21st Centuries
Nigel Ivan Forbes, 22nd Lord Forbes
Adjutant; Military Assistant to the High Commissioner for Palestine.
Years of Service:
1938 - 1948
Forbes was commissioned In 1938 in the Grenadier Guards, serving in the 3rd Battalion in Northwest Europe till wounded in 1940. In 1941, he became Adjutant of the Training Battalion, and later the Holding Battalion, Grenadier Guards. In 1942 he was appointed Adjutant of the 6th Battalion Grenadier Guards, which was sent to the Middle East to join the 8th Army, and served with that Battalion till the end of the North African Campaign, after which he was on the staff of Headquarters XXX Corps for the invasion and capture of Sicily. In 1944, he joined the staff of Headquarters 5th Guards Armoured Brigade, taking part in the invasion of Northern France, later serving in the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards till the end of the war in Europe. After the war, he attended the Staff College prior to going to Palestine as Military Assistant to the High Commissioner for Palestine.