Henry Dalzell-Payne

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Henry Dalzell-Payne
Birth name Henry Salusbury Legh Dalzell Payne
Born 1929
Died (aged 88)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1949-1981
Rank Major-General
Commands held 6th Armoured Brigade
3rd Armoured Division
Battles/wars Operation Banner
Awards Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Major-General Henry ('Harry') Salusbury Legh Dalzell Payne CBE (1929 – 23 January 2018)[1] was a British Army officer who commanded 3rd Mechanised Division.

Military career[edit]

Dalzell Payne was commissioned into the 7th Queen's Own Hussars in 1949.[2] In the early 1970s he was Head of MO4 (the section dealing with Northern Ireland at the Ministry of Defence).[3] He was appointed Commander of 6th Armoured Brigade in 1973, Chief of Staff at I Corps in 1976 and General Officer Commanding 3rd Armoured Division in 1978[4] before retiring in 1981.[5]

In 2002 he gave evidence to the Saville Inquiry confirming that the Army had no intention of killing the marchers.[6]


He was married to Serena Helen Gourlay.[7]


  1. ^ Dalzell Payne
  2. ^ "No. 38829". The London Gazette (Supplement). 3 February 1950. p. 586. 
  3. ^ Report of the Saville Inquiry Volume 1
  4. ^ Army Commands Archived 2015-07-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "No. 48796". The London Gazette (Supplement). 16 November 1981. p. 14591. 
  6. ^ Army did not consider killing marchers BBC News, 15 August 2002
  7. ^ Announcements Daily Telegraph, 7 October 2005
Military offices
Preceded by
Michael Walsh
General Officer Commanding the 3rd Armoured Division
Succeeded by
Norman Arthur