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Giffard LeQuesne Martel

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  1. General Sir Giffard Le Quesne Martel, KCB, KBE, DSO, MC (1889 - 1958), familiarly known as "Q Martel", was a British Army officer during World War I and World War II

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  2. Originally a member of the Royal Engineers, Martel developed an interest in tanks in 1916, when he was put in charge of building an obstacle course at the new tank training ground at Thetford in Norfolk

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  3. In 1919, he was able to combine his two interests when he became head of the Experimental Bridging Establishment at Christchurch, Dorset, which researched the possibilities of using tanks for engineering purposes such as bridge-laying and mine-cleari

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  4. continued to pursue his interest in tanks, becoming commanding officer of a company of Royal Engineers attached to the Experimental Mechanised Force on Salisbury Plain

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  5. Following this assignment, he served as an instructor at the Indian Army's Staff College in Quetta, India (now in Pakistan) from 1930 until 1934

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