Andrew Farquhar

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Andrew Farquhar
Born 25 September 1953
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1973 - 2008
Rank Major-General
Commands held 1st Bn the Green Howards
15th Infantry Brigade
5th Infantry Division
Battles/wars Iraq War
Awards Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Major-General Andrew Peter Farquhar, CBE, DL (born 25 September 1953) is a former British Army officer who commanded 5th Division.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Pocklington School, the University of Sheffield and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst,[1] Farquhar was commissioned into the Green Howards in 1973.[2] He became Commanding Officer of 1st Bn the Green Howards in 1994.[1] He was appointed Commander of 15th Infantry Brigade in 2000, Deputy Commanding General of the Multi-National Force – Iraq in 2004 and General Officer Commanding 5th Division in 2005 before retiring in 2008.[3]

Civic and charitable role[edit]

In retirement he became a management consultant.[4] He is also a Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire.[5] He is a board member of the Snowdon Trust, founded by the Earl of Snowdon, which provides grants and scholarships for students with disabilities. [6]


Military offices
Preceded by
Andrew Graham
Deputy Commanding General Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Succeeded by
Mark Mans
Preceded by
Nicholas Cottam
General Officer Commanding the 5th Division
Succeeded by
Martin Rutledge