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James Glover (British Army officer)

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Name  James Glover
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Died  June 4, 2000
Role  British Army officer

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Born  25 March 1929 (1929-03-25)
Battles/wars  Malayan Emergency Operation Banner
Awards  Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Battles and wars  Malayan Emergency, Operation Banner
Commands held  Royal Green Jackets, 19th Light Brigade

General Sir James Malcolm Glover, KCB, DL (25 March 1929 – 4 June 2000) was a former Commander in Chief, UK Land Forces.


Army career

Educated at Wellington College, Jimmy Glover, as he was generally known, was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1949. He transferred to the Rifle Brigade in 1956 and served with the Brigade during the Malayan Emergency. He was Commanding Officer of 3 Bn Royal Green Jackets from 1970 to 1971. He then went on to command 19 Air Portable Brigade from 1974 to 1975. He was Commander of Land Forces in Northern Ireland from 1979 to 1980. He was then Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Intelligence) from 1981 to 1983 and Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff from 1983 to 1985. He served as the Commander in Chief, UK Land Forces from 1985 to 1987 when he retired.

Later career

In retirement he was a Director of BP and Chairman of Royal Armouries International plc. He died in 2000, aged 71.


James Glover (British Army officer) Wikipedia

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