Posted on February 8, 2016
The move is part of an exchange programme aimed at strengthening ties between the two nations.
The as-yet-unnamed officer, who starts in April, will command the 1st (UK) Division when its commanding officer is on leave, MoD officials confirmed. As part of the exchange, the British officer colonel Nick Nottingham will take up a similar role in the French army. An army spokeswoman said: “These and the 17-plus posts that are exchanged between the French and British armies demonstrate the long-term commitment to providing security at home and abroad.”