John MacMillan (British Army officer)
|Sir John MacMillan|
|Born||8 February 1932|
|Years of service||1953–1991|
|Commands held||1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders
39th Infantry Brigade
General Officer Commanding Scotland
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
He was appointed Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion the Gordon Highlanders in 1971 and Commander of 39th Infantry Brigade, a unit permanently stationed in Northern Ireland, in 1977. He was given the colonelcy of the Gordon Highlanders from 1978 to 1986.
He became General Officer Commanding Eastern District in 1982, Assistant Chief of the General Staff in 1984 and General Officer Commanding Scotland and Governor of Edinburgh Castle in 1988. He retired in 1991.
He married Belinda Webb: they went on to have one son and two daughters.
- Debrett's People of Today 1994
- "The Gordon Highlanders". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 30 December 2005. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
- Major rebuilding project planned for Erskine Hospital Glasgow Herald, 9 March 1995
|Assistant Chief of the General Staff
Sir Norman Arthur
Sir Peter Graham