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Michael Scott (British Army officer)

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Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Role  British Army officer

Name  Michael Scott
Years of service  1960–1997
Rank  Major-general
Born  3 March 1941 (age 74) (1941-03-03)
Commands held  2nd Battalion Scots Guards 8th Infantry Brigade Scottish Command
Battles/wars  Operation Banner Falklands War Battle of Mount Tumbledown
Books  Scapegoats - Thirteen Victims of Military Injustice
Awards  Order of the Bath, Order of the British Empire, Distinguished Service Order
Battles and wars  Operation Banner, Battle of Mount Tumbledown, Falklands War

Major General Michael Ian Eldon Scott (born 3 March 1941) is a British Army officer who went on to be Military Secretary.

Military career

Educated at Bradfield College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Scott was commissioned into the Scots Guards in 1960. He served in East Africa, Northern Ireland and Germany. In 1965 he was made an equerry to the Duke of Gloucester. Then, in 1966, he became Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards before being appointed Aide-de-Camp to Earl Cathcart in 1968.

He was appointed Commanding Officer of 2nd Battalion Scots Guards in 1981, and led the assault at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown during the Falklands War, being awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his role in that action.

In 1983 he joined the Directing Staff at the Staff College, Camberley and in 1984 he became Commander of 8th Infantry Brigade in Northern Ireland. In 1988 he became Deputy Military Secretary. In 1993 he was made General Officer Commanding Scotland and was Governor of Edinburgh Castle and in 1995 he became Military Secretary.

In retirement he became the first Lay Complaints Commissioner of the General Council of the Bar.


Michael Scott (British Army officer) Wikipedia

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