Christopher Haslett Elliott

See also: Christopher Leslie Elliott another Major General born in 1947 and Christopher Elliott (disambiguation)

Christopher Elliott
Born26 May 1947 (1947-05-26) (age 72)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service1966–2004
Commands held1st Bn Royal Regiment of Wales
British Forces in Belize
UK Support Command (Germany)
Battles/warsThe Troubles
AwardsCommander of the Royal Victorian Order
Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Major-General Christopher Haslett Elliott, CVO, CBE (born 26 May 1947) is a former senior British Army officer who served as Defence Services Secretary from 2001 to 2004.

Military careerEdit

Educated at Kelly College in Tavistock and Mons Officer Cadet School, Elliot was commissioned into the South Wales Borderers in 1966.[1] He saw service in Northern Ireland and was mentioned in despatches in 1975.[1] He became Commanding Officer of 1st Bn Royal Regiment of Wales in 1987.[1] He went on to be Commander of British Forces in Belize in 1990, Director of Army Recruiting at the Ministry of Defence in 1993 and British Military Advisor in South Africa in 1994.[1] After that he became General Officer Commanding UK Support Command (Germany) in 1997 and then served as Defence Services Secretary and Director General, Reserve Forces and Cadets from 2001 to 2004.[1]

In retirement he became Director of the Army Sport Control Board.[2]


In 1970 he married Annabel Melanie Emerson; they have four daughters.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010, ISBN 978-1-408-11414-8
  2. ^ Army Sailing Association
Military offices
Preceded by
Christopher Drewry
GOC United Kingdom Support Command (Germany)
Succeeded by
John Moore-Bick
Preceded by
Rodney Lees
Defence Services Secretary
Succeeded by
David Pocock