|Birth name||Thord C:son Bonde|
|Born||17 March 1900|
|Died||18 October 1969 69) (aged|
|Years of service||1920–1963|
|Commands held|| UNTSO |
Svea Life Guards
Swedish National Defence College
VII Military Area
III Military Area
Chief of the Army
|Relations|| Carl Bonde (father)|
Carl C:son Bonde (brother)
|Other work||Chief of His Majesty's Military Staff|
General Count Thord C:son (Carlsson) Bonde af Björnö (17 March 1900 – 18 October 1969) was a Swedish Army officer. His senior commands include ilitary commander of the VII Military Area in 1955, commander of the III Military Area from 1955 to 1957 and Chief of the Army from 1957 to 1963.
Bonde was born in Stockholm, Sweden, the son of Crown Equerry, Count Carl Bonde and his first wife Blanche (née Dickson). He was brother of Carl C:son Bonde and half-brother of financier and cabinet chamberlain Peder Bonde.
Bonde became second lieutenant in the Life Regiment Hussars (K 3) in 1920 and captain of the General Staff in 1932. He was promoted to major in 1941, lieutenant colonel in 1943 and served as military attaché in Washington, D.C. from 1943 to 1945. He was promoted to colonel in 1946 and was appointed head of Section 1 and Vice Chief of the Defence Staff the same year.Bonde was Chief of Staff of United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) from May 1948 to July 1948 when Åge Lundström succeeded him.
He was second-in-command of the Svea Life Guards (I 1) from 1950 to 1953 and head of the Swedish National Defence College from 1953 to 1955. Bonde was promoted to major general in 1954.Bonde was the military commander of the VII Military Area in 1955 and the III Military Area from 1955 to 1957 when he was promoted to lieutenant general. He was Chief of the Army from 1957 to 1963 and was appointed general upon his retirement in 1963.
Bonde was chief of His Majesty's Military Staff from 1963 to 1969 and chairman of the Directorate of the House of the Nobility (Riddarhusdirektionen) from 1965. He became a member of Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences in 1945.
In 1926, Bonde married Anna-Greta Sjöberg (1900–1983),the daughter of the state agricultural engineer A. L. G. Sjöberg and his wife. He was the father of Birgitta (born 1927), Margaretha (born 1931) and Claes (born 1941).
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