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David McDowall

Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Rank  Major general
Name  David McDowall
Years of service  1973-2009

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Commands held  1st Signals Brigade 2nd Division
Battles/wars  Operation Banner Bosnian War
Awards  Order of the British Empire
Battles and wars  Operation Banner, Bosnian War

Major-General David McDowall CBE (born 16 August 1954) is a former British Army officer who commanded 2nd Division.


Military career

McDowall joined the British Army as a private in the Royal Corps of Signals at the age of 18. He was commissioned into the Corps in 1981 and later commanded a squadron in operations in Northern Ireland and a regiment in operations during the Bosnian War. He went on to be Commander 1st Signal Brigade and then Signal Officer-in-Chief before being appointed General Officer Commanding 2nd Division and Governor of Edinburgh Castle in 2007 and retiring in 2009.

He has served as a member of the Government's Panel on Fair Access to the Professions and military advisor to the First Minister of Scotland.


He is married to Valerie; they have two sons and a daughter.


David McDowall Wikipedia

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