David Alexander-Sinclair

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David Alexander-Sinclair
Born 2 May 1927
Died 7 February 2014 (aged 86)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1946 - 1982
Rank Major-General
Commands held 6th Armoured Brigade
1st Armoured Division
Staff College, Camberley
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

Major-General David Boyd Alexander-Sinclair CB (2 May 1927 – 7 February 2014) was a British Army officer who commanded 1st Armoured Division.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Eton College,[1] Alexander-Sinclair was commissioned into the Rifle Brigade in 1946.[2] In 1967 he was given command of 3rd Bn Royal Green Jackets.[2] He was appointed Commander of 6th Armoured Brigade in 1971, General Officer Commanding 1st Armoured Division in 1975[3] and Chief of Staff at UK Land Forces in 1978.[2] His last role was as Commandant of the Staff College, Camberley in 1980 before he retired in 1982.[2] He died on 7 February 2014.[4]


In 1958 he married Ann Ruth Daglish; they had two sons and one daughter.[1]


  1. ^ a b Debrett's People of Today
  2. ^ a b c d Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
  3. ^ Army Commands Archived July 5, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Peerage News
Military offices
Preceded by
John Stanier
General Officer Commanding the 1st Armoured Division
Succeeded by
Richard Lawson
Preceded by
Frank Kitson
Commandant of the Staff College, Camberley
Succeeded by
John Akehurst