Garry Johnson

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Sir Garry Johnson
Born 20 September 1937
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank General
Commands held 11th Armoured Brigade
Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong
Allied Forces Northern Europe
Battles/wars Malaysian Emergency
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Military Cross

General Sir Garry Dene Johnson KCB OBE MC (born 20 September 1937) was Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces Northern Europe.

Military career[edit]

Garry Johnson was commissioned into the 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles in 1956.[1] He served in Malaysia during the Malaysian Emergency.[2] In 1981 he was made Commander of 11th Armoured Brigade.[3]

In 1985 he was selected to be Assistant Chief of Defence Staff.[4] He moved on to be Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong in 1987[5] before being appointed Commander for Training and Arms Directors in 1989.[6]

In 1992 he became Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces Northern Europe[7] and retired in 1994.[8]

He was Regimental Colonel of the 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles from 1985 to 1994.[9]

Johnson has been awarded the Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal by the King and Government of Malaysia.[2]


  1. ^ "No. 40851". The London Gazette (Supplement). 7 August 1956. p. 4583. 
  2. ^ a b Malaysia honours British veterans The Star, 20 July 2006
  3. ^ Royal Green Jackets Association
  4. ^ "No. 50013". The London Gazette. 21 January 1985. p. 871. 
  5. ^ "No. 51061". The London Gazette (Supplement). 14 September 1987. p. 11451. 
  6. ^ "No. 51890". The London Gazette (Supplement). 2 October 1989. p. 11310. 
  7. ^ "No. 52891". The London Gazette (Supplement). 13 April 1992. p. 6631. 
  8. ^ "No. 53835". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 October 1994. p. 15267. 
  9. ^ "10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles". Archived from the original on 10 January 2006. Retrieved 13 February 2017. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Anthony Boam
Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong
Succeeded by
Sir Peter Duffell
Preceded by
Sir Patrick Palmer
Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces Northern Europe
1992 – 1994
Succeeded by
Post disbanded