Sir Rollo Pain
|Born||11 May 1921|
|Died||14 April 2005|
|Years of service||1943–1978|
|Commands held||4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards|
5th Infantry Brigade
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Educated at Clifton College, Pain was commissioned into the Royal Armoured Corps in 1943 during World War II and served in North West Europe. He was awarded the MC for his leadership during fighting for control of the village of Stemmen in Germany. After the War he saw active service in Palestine for which he was mentioned in dispatches. In 1962 he became Commanding Officer of the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards. He was appointed Commander of 5th Infantry Brigade in North Borneo in 1965, Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations at the Ministry of Defence in 1969 and General Officer Commanding 2nd Division in 1970. He went on to be Director of Military Training in 1972 and Head of the British Defence Staff in Washington, D.C. in 1975 before retiring in 1978.
In 1950 he married Denys Chaine-Nickson; they had a son and two daughters.
- Lieutenant-General Sir Rollo Pain The Telegraph, 17 May 2005
- Lieutenant-General Sir Rollo Pain The Times, 27 April 2005
- Army Commands Archived 5 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine
- "4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards". Regiments.org. Archived from the original on 16 April 2007. Retrieved 5 August 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
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