Bernard Gordon-Lennox

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For his grandfather, see Lord Bernard Gordon-Lennox
Bernard Gordon Lennox
Born (1932-09-19) 19 September 1932 (age 82)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1953 - 1987
Rank Major-General
Commands held 1st Bn Grenadier Guards
British Forces in Berlin
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Member of the Order of the British Empire

Major-General Bernard Charles Gordon Lennox CB MBE (born 19 September 1932) was Commandant of the British Sector in Berlin.

Military career[edit]

Born the eldest son of Lieutenant General Sir George Gordon Lennox, and educated at Eton College Bernard Gordon Lennox was Page of Honour to King George VI.[1] He graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards in 1953.[2]

He was made Commanding Officer of 1st Bn Grenadier Guards in 1974.[3] He went on to be a General Staff Officer at the RAF Staff College in 1976, Commander of 20th Armoured Brigade in 1978[4] and Chief of Staff for South East District in 1981 before becoming Commandant of the British Sector in Berlin in 1983.[3] Finally he became the Senior Army Member at the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1986.[3] He retired in 1987.[3]

He lives at Eversley in Hampshire.[5]

Family[edit]

In 1958 he married Sally-Rose Warner: they went on to have three sons.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Peerage.com
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 39809. p. 1716. 24 March 1953. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e Debrett's People of Today 1994
  4. ^ Army Commands
  5. ^ Landowners win trout fishing test case The Herald, 9 July 1993
Court offices
Preceded by
None due to the War
Page of Honour
1946 – 1949
Succeeded by
Henry Charles Seymour
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir David Mostyn
Commandant, British Sector in Berlin
1983–1985
Succeeded by
Patrick Brooking