Angus Ramsay

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Angus Ramsay
Born 1946
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1964 – 2000
Rank Major General
Commands held Ulster Defence Regiment
Multi-National Division (South-West)
British Forces Cyprus
Battles/wars The Troubles
Dhofar Rebellion
Bosnian War
Awards Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
Spouse(s) Victoria Clare Lanyon

Major-General Angus Iain Ramsay CBE, DSO (born 1946) is a former British Army officer who served as British Forces Cyprus.

Military career[edit]

Ramsay was commissioned into the Royal Highland Fusiliers in 1964.[1] He commanded a rifle company of the Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces during the Dhofar Rebellion and became commanding officer of the Ulster Defence Regiment in 1990 during the Troubles.[2] He went on to become Chief of Staff at the Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus in 1992, chief of Staff of the United Nations Force in Bosnia in 1993 and Commander of the Multi-National Division (South-West) in Bosnia in 1997 before becoming Commander of British Forces Cyprus and Administrator of the Sovereign Base Areas in 1998.[1] He retired in 2000.[3]


In 1987 he married Victoria Clare Lanyon; they have a daughter and a son.[4]


  1. ^ a b New commander for British Bases Cypus Mail, January 1998
  2. ^ Army Commands Archived 5 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 2001
  4. ^
Military offices
Preceded by
Evelyn Webb-Carter
Commander Multi-National Division (South-West), Bosnia
May 1997–November 1997
Succeeded by
Andrew Pringle
Preceded by
Peter Millar
Commander British Forces Cyprus
Succeeded by
Thomas Rimmer