Iain Mackay-Dick

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Sir Iain Mackay-Dick
Born (1945-08-24) 24 August 1945 (age 71)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1965–97
Rank Major General
Commands held London District
Household Division
1st Armoured Division
Battles/wars Operation Banner
Falklands War
Awards Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Member of the Order of the British Empire

Major General Sir Iain Charles Mackay-Dick, KCVO, MBE (born 24 August 1945) Is a retired British Army officer. He was the Major-General commanding the Household Division and General Officer Commanding London District.

Military career[edit]

Educated at St Edmund's School, Hindhead,[1] then at Sherborne School and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Mackay-Dick was commissioned into the Scots Guards in 1965.[2] He was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his service in Northern Ireland in 1981.[3]

He took part in the Falklands War leading the landing of 600 Scots Guards and others at Fitzroy on East Falkland.[4]

In 1986 he was appointed Commandant of the Junior Division Staff College at Warminster and in 1989 he became Commander of 11th Armoured Brigade.[2] He was made Deputy Military Secretary at the Ministry of Defence in 1991 and General Officer Commanding 1st Armoured Division in 1992.[2] He went on to be Commander of British Forces in the Falkland Islands in 1993 and Major-General Commanding the Household Division and General Officer Commanding London District in 1994.[2] He retired in 1997.[2]

In retirement he became Clerk to the Trustees and Chief Executive of Morden College.[2]


In 1971 he married Carolynn Hilary Homes and they went on to have three daughters.[2]


  1. ^ "OSE Reunion". St Edmund's School. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Biography of Major General Sir Iain Mackay-Dick KCVO MBE Buckingham Covers
  3. ^ "(Supplement) no. 48822". The London Gazette. 14 December 1981. p. 15923. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Fear of massacre of Falklands civilians Merco Press, 19 November 2003
Military offices
Preceded by
Rupert Smith
GOC 1st Armoured Division
Succeeded by
Anthony Denison-Smith
Preceded by
Sir Robert Corbett
GOC London District
Succeeded by
Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter