James Glover (British Army officer)

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Sir James Glover
Born (1929-03-25)25 March 1929
Died 4 June 2000(2000-06-04) (aged 71)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Commands held 3 Bn Royal Green Jackets
19 Air Portable Brigade
UK Land Forces
Battles/wars Malayan Emergency
Operation Banner
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)

General Sir James Malcolm Glover, KCB, DL (25 March 1929 – 4 June 2000) was a former Commander in Chief, UK Land Forces.

Army career[edit]

Educated at Wellington College, Jimmy Glover, as he was generally known, was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1949.[1] He transferred to the Rifle Brigade in 1956 and served with the Brigade during the Malayan Emergency.[2] He was Commanding Officer of 3 Bn Royal Green Jackets from 1970 to 1971.[1] He then went on to command 19 Air Portable Brigade from 1974 to 1975.[1] He was Commander of Land Forces in Northern Ireland from 1979 to 1980.[1] He was then Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Intelligence) from 1981 to 1983 and Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff from 1983 to 1985.[1] He served as the Commander in Chief, UK Land Forces from 1985 to 1987 when he retired.[1]

Later career[edit]

In retirement he was a Director of BP and Chairman of Royal Armouries International plc.[3] He died in 2000, aged 71.

Further reading[edit]

  • Walker, Derek and Wilson, Guy, The Royal Armouries in Leeds - The Making of a Museum, Royal Armouries, 1996 ISBN 0-948092-26-2


  1. ^ a b c d e f Debrett's People of Today 1994
  2. ^ Sir James Glover, Obituary The Guardian, 6 June 2000
  3. ^ Derek Walker and Guy Wilson, p. 123
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Roy Halliday
Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Intelligence)
Succeeded by
Sir Michael Armitage
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Morony
Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff
Succeeded by
Post Disbanded
Preceded by
Sir Frank Kitson
Commander in Chief, UK Land Forces
Succeeded by
Sir John Chapple