|Sir Norman Arthur|
|Born||6 March 1931|
|Years of service||1951–1988|
|Commands held||Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
7th Armoured Brigade
3rd Armoured Division
General Officer Commanding Scotland
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Educated at Eton College and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Arthur was commissioned into the Royal Scots Greys in 1951. At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome he was part of the British equestrian team for the three-day event; he withdrew after the cross-country phase.
He was appointed Commanding Officer of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards in 1972 and mentioned in despatches for service in Northern Ireland in 1974 during The Troubles. He became Commander of 7th Armoured Brigade in 1976.
He went on to be General Officer Commanding 3rd Armoured Division in 1980 and Director of Personal Services (Army) in 1983. He was appointed General Officer Commanding Scotland and Governor of Edinburgh Castle in 1985; he retired in 1988.
|General Officer Commanding the 3rd Armoured Division
Sir Alexander Boswell
Sir John MacMillan
Sir Michael Herries
|Lord Lieutenant of Kirkcudbright
Sir Malcolm Ross