Nick Eeles

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Nick Eeles
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1982 -
Rank Major-General
Commands held 2nd Division
Battles/wars Bosnian War
Operation Banner
Kosovo War
Iraq War

Major-General Nicholas Henry Eeles CBE is a British Army officer who current serves as General Officer Commanding Scotland.

Military career[edit]

Educated at the University of Bristol, Eeles was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1982.[1] In 1994 he was deployed to Bosnia as Chief of Staff in the British headquarters of United Nations Protection Force.[1] He then commanded C Battery Royal Horse Artillery in which role he was deployed to Northern Ireland.[1] He was appointed Commanding Officer of 26 Regiment RA in 2001 and commanded his regiment in Germany, Kosovo and Bosnia before taking part in the Invasion of Iraq in 2003.[1] He went on to be Commander Royal Artillery of 3rd (UK) Division in April 2005, Brigadier on the general staff in the Ministry of Defence in June 2007 and Director Royal Artillery in January 2010.[1]

He was appointed General Officer Commanding 2nd Infantry Division and Governor of Edinburgh Castle on 4 January 2012 and, following the disbanding of 2nd Infantry Division on 1 April 2012, he became General Officer Commanding Scotland on 2 April 2012.[2]

Eeles was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "All change at the top" (PDF). The Gunner. Ministry of Defence. February 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Scotland's Army Head installed as Edinburgh Castle Governor". Ministry of Defence. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60728. p. 5. 31 December 2013.
Military offices
Preceded by
David Shaw
General Officer Commanding the 2nd Division
January 2012–March 2012
Succeeded by
Post disbanded
Preceded by
New Post
General Officer Commanding Scotland
April 2012–
Succeeded by