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Helge Ellingsen Waagaard

Helge Ellingsen Waagaard was a Norwegian farmer and non-commissioned military officer. He served as a representative at the Norwegian Constitutional Assembly. Helge Ellingsen Waagaard was born at Vågård farm at Lunder parish in Norderhov in Norway. Waagaard participated in the brief campaign in Østfold during the Swedish–Norwegian War. In 1812, he married Anne Eriksdatter Kihle with. Waagaard died at Vågård during the spring of 1817 having never recovered from wounds he suffered during the campaign in 1814. Helge Ellingsen Waagaard represented the enlisted infantry regiment, Det nordenfjeldske Infanteriregiment at the Norwegian Constituent Assembly in 1814. At the National Assembly, Waagaard supported the position of the independence party together with fellow delegate Peter Blankenborg Prydz. Representantene på Eidsvoll 1814 Men of Eidsvoll Fra Vågård til Eidsvoll - og hjem igjen Vågård in Norderhov Holme Jørn De kom fra alle kanter - Eidsvollsmennene og deres hus ISBN 978-82-02-44564-5

John Archer (British Army officer)

General Sir John Archer, KCB, OBE was a senior officer of the British Army and a former Commander in Chief, UK Land Forces. Educated at King's School, Peterborough and St. Catharine's College, John Archer was commissioned into the Royal Norfolk Regiment in 1944, he transferred to the Devon and Dorset Regiment in 1946 and served with the Regiment during the Malayan Emergency. He was Commanding Officer of 1 Bn Devon and Dorset Regiment from 1965 to 1967, he went on to command British Land Forces in The Gulf from 1968 to 1969. He was General Officer Commanding 2nd Division from 1972 to 1974, he was Director Army Staff Duties at the Ministry of Defence from 1974 to 1976 and Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong from 1976 to 1978. He served as the Commander in UK Land Forces from 1978 to 1980 when he retired. In retirement, he was a Director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and Chief Executive of The Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club