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Robin Brims

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Allegiance  United Kingdom
Education  Winchester College
Years of service  1970–2008
Rank  Lieutenant-general

Service/branch  British Army
Name  Robin Brims
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Commands held  3rd Battalion, The Light Infantry 24 Airmobile Brigade 1st Armoured Division Field Army
Awards  Distinguished Service Order

Battles/wars  Bosnian War Iraq War
Battles and wars  Bosnian War, Iraq War

Lieutenant General Robin Vaughan Brims CB, CBE, DSO, DL (born 27 June 1951) is a retired British Army officer. He was Commander of the Field Army at Land Command from 2005 to 2007.


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Early life

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Brims was born and grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne, but was educated at Winchester College.

Military career

Brims was commissioned into The Light Infantry in 1970. After various military appointments he took command of 3rd Battalion The Light Infantry in 1989. He then took up an appointment at the Ministry of Defence before taking command of 24 Airmobile Brigade in December 1994 deploying to Bosnia as part of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps the following year.

He went on to be Chief of Staff at Headquarters Northern Ireland in November 1996 and then Director of Plans & Resources in January 1999. He was appointed Commander of the Multi-National Division (South-West) in Bosnia in 2000 after which he became General Officer Commanding 1st (UK) Armoured Division in November 2000, deploying to Iraq in 2003. For his service in Iraq he was given the Distinguished Service Order (DSO). He became Deputy Chief of Operations at Permanent Joint Headquarters, Northwood before being deployed as Senior British Military Representative and Deputy Commanding General, Multinational Force, Iraq in April 2005. He became Commander of the Field Army later that year and retired from active duty in January 2008.

He is a Deputy Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear and, in 2017, High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear.


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