Peter Duffell (British Army officer)

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Sir Peter Duffell
Born (1939-06-19) 19 June 1939 (age 75)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Lieutenant-General
Commands held Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong
Battles/wars Malayan Emergency
Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation
Operation Banner
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Military Cross

Lieutenant General Sir Peter Royson Duffell KCB CBE MC (born 19 June 1939) was Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Dulwich College, Duffell was commissioned into the 2nd Gurkha Rifles in 1960.[1] He served with his Regiment in Malaya during the Malayan Emergency and in Borneo during the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation as well as in Northern Ireland.[1] He was appointed Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong in 1989 and then became Inspector-General Doctrine and Training in 1992.[2] He retired from the Army in 1995.[1]

Later life[edit]

Following his retirement from the Army, he became Chief Executive of Dechert LLP.[3] He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the School of Oriental and African Studies[3] and a Trustee of The Foyle Foundation.[1]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Garry Johnson
Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong
1989–1992
Succeeded by
Sir John Foley