Peter Chiswell (British Army officer)

Major-General Peter Irvine Chiswell CB CBE DL (born 19 April 1930) is a former British Army officer.

Peter Chiswell
Born19 April 1930
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchBritish Army
Commands held3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment
44th Parachute Brigade
Battles/warsNorthern Ireland
AwardsCompanion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Military careerEdit

Educated at Allhallows School and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Chiswell was commissioned into the Devonshire Regiment in 1951.[1] He became commanding officer of 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment in 1969.[1] He went on to be Deputy Chief of Staff for the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus in 1974, commander of 44th Parachute Brigade in 1976 and Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations) for Northern Army Group in 1978.[1] After that he became commander of Land Forces in Northern Ireland in 1982 and General Officer Commanding Wales in 1983 before retiring in 1985.[2]

In 1958 he married Felicity Philippa Martin; they have two sons.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4081-1414-8
  2. ^ "Army Commands" (PDF). Retrieved 2 July 2016.
Military offices
Preceded by
Lennox Napier
General Officer Commanding Wales
Succeeded by
Peter de la Billière