Bill Rollo

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Sir William Rollo
Birth name William Raoul Rollo
Nickname(s) Bill
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1978-
Rank Lieutenant General
Service number 504027
Commands held 4th Armoured Brigade
Multinational Division South East
Battles/wars Bosnian War
Kosovo War
Iraq War
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Lieutenant General Sir William Raoul 'Bill' Rollo KCB CBE is a British Army officer.

Military career[edit]

Rollo was commissioned into the Blues and Royals as a Second Lieutenant (on probation) (University Candidate), 4 September 1977.[1] His commission was confirmed and he was promoted to Lieutenant on 4 September 1977.[2] He was promoted to Captain on 4 March 1980,[3] and to Major on 30 September 1987.[4] On 30 June 1992, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.[5] In 1994 he became Commanding Officer of the Household Cavalry Regiment and was deployed to Bosnia as part of the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR).[6]

On 30 June 1996, he was promoted to Colonel.[7] In 1998 he was appointed Commander of 4th Armoured Brigade which was deployed to Macedonia and then to Kosovo.[6]

He was promoted to Brigadier on 31 December 1998 with seniority from 30 June 1998.[3] He was appointed Aide de Camp to Queen Elizabeth II on 1 November 2000,[8] and relinquished the appointment on 28 June 2002.[9]

He was deployed as General Officer Commanding Multi-National Division (South East), Iraq in July 2004 and became Assistant Chief of the General Staff in January 2005.[10]

In July 2007 he was deployed again - this time as Senior British Military Representative and Deputy Commanding General, Multinational Force, Iraq.[11]

He was appointed Adjutant-General to the Forces in March 2008.[12] Then in December 2009 he was made Commander Force Development and Training[13] and in 2010 he was made Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Personnel and Training).[14]

He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2000 New Year Honours List[15] and Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in the 2010 New Year Honours.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 47468. p. 2259. 20 February 1978. Retrieved 2009-09-27.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 47474. p. 2590. 27 February 1978. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  3. ^ a b The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 48123. p. 3766. 4 January 1999. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 51080. p. 12383. 5 October 1987. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 53001. p. 12671. 27 July 1992. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  6. ^ a b Biography at the Ministry of Defence
  7. ^ The London Gazette: no. 5443. p. 8911. 1 July 1996. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 56048. p. 13691. 31 December 1999. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 56646. p. 9095. 30 July 2002. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  10. ^ Ministry of Defence: Delivering digital tactical communications through the Bowman CIP Programme Public Accounts Committee, 27 February 2007
  11. ^ Multi National Force-Iraq 31 October 2007
  12. ^ AFF
  13. ^ Army conducts top level organisational review Defence News, 9 December 2009
  14. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 2011
  15. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 55711. p. 42. 31 December 1999. Retrieved 2009-09-27.
  16. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 59282. p. 2. 31 December 2009.
Military offices
Preceded by
Andrew Stewart
General Officer Commanding
Multi-National Division (South East), Iraq

July 2004–November 2004
Succeeded by
Jonathon Riley
Preceded by
David Richards
Assistant Chief of the General Staff
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Simon Mayall
Preceded by
Graeme Lamb
Senior British Military Representative
and Deputy Commanding General, Multinational Force, Iraq

2007–2008
Succeeded by
John Cooper
Preceded by
Sir Freddie Viggers
Adjutant General
2008–2009
Succeeded by
Mark Mans
Preceded by
New Post
Commander Force Development and Training
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Paul Newton
Preceded by
Peter Wilkinson
Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Personnel and Training)
2010–2013
Succeeded by
Andrew Gregory