John Waters (British Army officer)

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Sir John Waters
Born (1935-09-02) 2 September 1935 (age 78)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Commands held 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regiment
3rd Infantry Brigade
4th Armoured Division
Staff College, Camberley
Northern Ireland
UK Land Forces
Battles/wars Cyprus Emergency
Falklands War
Operation Banner
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

General Sir Charles John Waters GCB CBE (born 2 September 1935) is a former Commander in Chief, UK Land Forces.

Army career[edit]

Educated at Oundle School, John Waters was commissioned into the Gloucestershire Regiment in February 1956.[1] He was made Commanding Officer of 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regiment in 1975.[1] He was appointed Commander of 3rd Infantry Brigade in 1979, Deputy Commander of Land Forces in the Falklands during the Falklands War in 1982 and General Officer Commanding 4th Armoured Division in 1983.[1] He went on to be Commandant of the Staff College, Camberley in 1986, General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland in 1988 and Commander in Chief, UK Land Forces in 1990.[1] Finally he was made Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe from 1993 until 1994 when he retired.[1]

Later career[edit]

In retirement he has been Deputy Chairman of the National Army Museum.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Debrett's People of Today 1994
  2. ^ Non Departmental Public Bodies Ministry of Defence
Military offices
Preceded by
Jeremy Reilly
General Officer Commanding the 4th Armoured Division
1983–1985
Succeeded by
Michael Hobbs
Preceded by
Patrick Palmer
Commandant of the Staff College, Camberley
1986–1988
Succeeded by
John Learmont
Preceded by
Sir Robert Pascoe
General Officer Commanding the British Army in Northern Ireland
1988–1990
Succeeded by
Sir John Wilsey
Preceded by
Sir Charles Huxtable
Commander in Chief, UK Land Forces
1990–1993
Succeeded by
Sir John Wilsey
Preceded by
D Claus
Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe
1993–1994
Succeeded by
Sir Jeremy Mackenzie