Charles ‘Pop’ Fraser’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro South African army general
Was Diplomat 
From South Africa 
Type Politics 
Gender male
Birth 6 April 1915, Mooi River, South Africa
Death 18 December 1994, Howick, South Africa
(aged 79 years)
Star sign Aries

Lieutenant-General Charles Alan ‘Pop’ Fraser SSA SM (6 April 1915 – 18 December 1994) was a South African military commander. He joined the South African Army as a part-time Active Citizen Force soldier in 1934 and became a full-time Permanent Force member in 1946. He served in World War II.

With the rank of captain, he completed the 5th Senior Staff Duties War course at the British Middle East Staff College, Haifa in Palestine during period 8 September – 31 December 1941.
During World War II, the Cape Field Artillery was amalgamated with the 6th Field Regiment, South African Artillery, in September 1943. On 1 October 1943 became 1/6 Field Regiment. Fraser, as a lieutenant-colonel assumed command of this regiment on 21 October 1944 when Lt-Col Kay, officer commanding, died of wounds. Fraser was in turn succeeded by Lt-Col IB Whyte.

He served as Chief of the Army from 1966 to 1967, and as General Officer Commanding Joint Combat Forces, co-ordinating Army and Air Force operations and training, from 1967 to 1973. As GOCJCF, he was the third-highest-ranking officer in the South African Defence Force’s Supreme Command.

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