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James Gordon (British Army officer)

Major General James Henry Gordon CB CBE (born 4 December 1957) is a former British Army officer who became Commander British Forces Cyprus.

James Gordon
Born4 December 1957
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service1975–2014
RankMajor General
Commands held2nd Bn Royal Green Jackets
British Forces in the Falkland Islands
British Forces Cyprus
AwardsCompanion of the Order of the Bath Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Military careerEdit

Educated at Glenalmond College, Gordon was commissioned into the Royal Green Jackets in 1975.[1] He became commanding officer of 2nd Battalion Royal Green Jackets in 1995, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (Operational Support) at the Permanent Joint Headquarters in 1998 and Commander British Forces in the Falkland Islands in 2002.[1] He went on to be Chief of Staff at HQ Northern Ireland in 2003, Deputy Commander at the Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq in 2006 and Director of Personnel Services (Army) at the Ministry of Defence in early 2008.[1] His last appointments were as Commander British Forces Cyprus and Administrator of the Sovereign Base Areas in October 2008[2] and as Senior British Loan Services Officer in Oman in January 2011 before retiring in August 2014.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4081-1414-8
  2. ^ "Ministry of Defence and Senior Tri-Service Appointments" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Army commands" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 July 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
Military offices
Preceded by
Richard Lacey
Commander British Forces Cyprus
Succeeded by
Graham Stacey
Court offices
Preceded by
Charles Vyvyan
Gentleman Usher of the Scarlet Rod
2018 to present