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Major General Nicholas Henry Eeles CBE (born 24 April 1961) is a British Army officer who served as General Officer Commanding Scotland.

Nick Eeles
Born24 April 1961
Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service1982 – 2015
RankMajor General
Commands heldGeneral Officer Commanding Scotland
2nd Division
Battles/warsBosnian War
Operation Banner
Kosovo War
AwardsCommander of the Order of the British Empire

Military careerEdit

Educated at the University of Bristol, Eeles was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1982.[1] In 1994 he was deployed to Bosnia as Chief of Staff in the British headquarters of United Nations Protection Force.[1] He then commanded C Battery Royal Horse Artillery in which role he was deployed to Northern Ireland.[1] He was appointed Commanding Officer of 26 Regiment RA in 2001 and commanded his regiment in Germany, Kosovo and Bosnia before preparing in for operations in Iraq. He went on to be Commander Royal Artillery of 3rd Division in April 2005, Brigadier on the general staff in the Ministry of Defence in June 2007 and Director Royal Artillery in January 2010.[1]

He was appointed General Officer Commanding 2nd Infantry Division and Governor of Edinburgh Castle on 4 January 2012 and, following the disbanding of 2nd Infantry Division on 1 April 2012, he became General Officer Commanding Scotland on 2 April 2012.[2]

Eeles was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "All change at the top" (PDF). The Gunner. Ministry of Defence. February 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 November 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Scotland's Army Head installed as Edinburgh Castle Governor". Ministry of Defence. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  3. ^ "No. 60728". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2013. p. 5.
Military offices
Preceded by
David Shaw
General Officer Commanding the 2nd Division
January 2012 – March 2012
Succeeded by
Post disbanded
Preceded by
New post
General Officer Commanding Scotland
April 2012 – July 2015
Succeeded by
Nicholas Ashmore
(As General Officer, Scotland)