Otto Marling Lund

IntroBritish Army general
Is Military personnel 
From United Kingdom 
Type Military 

Lieutenant-General Sir Otto Marling Lund KCB DSO (28 November 1891 – 15 August 1956) was a senior British Army officer who served as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Anti-Aircraft Command.

Military career

Lund was educated at Winchester College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst before being commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1911.

He served in World War I, taking part in the retreat from Mons, and after the War became Aide-de-Camp to Lord Rawlinson. After tours with Eastern Command and Aldershot Command he became Brigade Major for 2nd Infantry Brigade in 1928. In 1931 he joined the General Staff at the Staff College, Camberley and in 1934 he became Military Assistant to Archibald Montgomery-Massingberd, the Chief of the Imperial General Staff at the War Office, where he remained as a General Staff Officer until the start of the War.

In World War II he was briefly Deputy Director of Operations at the War Office before becoming Major General Royal Artillery for the Home Forces and then Major General Royal Artillery for 21st Army Group. In 1944 he was made Director Royal Artillery at the War Office.

He was appointed General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Anti-Aircraft Command in 1946; he retired in 1948.

He became Chief Commissioner of the St John Ambulance Brigade.

Personal life

Lund married Margaret Phyllis Frances (née Harrison), and they had one son and one daughter. He died in London, aged 64.