Chief Signals Officer
Major-General Colin H. Simpson, Signals Officer in Chief, Army HQ, will retire on Monday after 6½ years' service. He is one of the last among senior general officers of the CMF to be discharged from the army.
A pharmaceutical chemist in civil- ian life, he enlisted in October, 1939,
with 12 other senior officers, includ ing General Sir Thomas Blamey, Lieut- Generals Sir Edmund Her- ring, Sir Leslie Mors- head, S. G. Savige, S. P. Rowell, and Major-Gene- rals C. E. M. Lloyd, the late G. A. Vasey, and Clive
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Major-General Simpson served in almost every campaign before his appointment to GHQ as Chief Sig- nals Officer in April, 1942, and to LHQ the following month. In No- vember, 1944, he was sent on a special mission to England, France, Belgium, and Holland, returning to Australia by way of the United States and Canada.
Major-General Simpson said yes-
terday that he had not decided on plans for the immediate future. His
successor is Brigadier A. D. Molloy.