Malcolm Cartwright-Taylor

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Sir Malcolm Cartwright-Taylor
Born 1911
Died 1969
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch RoyalMarineBadge.png Royal Marines
Years of service 1930–1965
Rank General
Commands held Royal Marines
Battles/wars World War II
Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

General Sir Malcolm Cartwright Cartwright-Taylor KCB (1911–1969) was a Royal Marines officer who became Commandant General Royal Marines.

Military career[edit]

Cartwright-Taylor was commissioned into the Royal Marines in 1930 and served in World War II in the battleship HMS Renown, at the Royal Marines Depot at Exton and at Headquarters, 117th Infantry Brigade.[1] He was appointed Fleet Royal Marines Officer for the South Atlantic Fleet in 1950, Major-General Royal Marines at Plymouth in 1959 and Commandant General Royal Marines in 1962.[1] In that role he deployed 2,000 Royal Marines to Malaysia during the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation[2] before retiring in 1965.[1]

In retirement he became a member of the Membership Arbitration Panel of the Association of British Travel Agents.[3]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Ian Riches
Commandant General Royal Marines
1962 – 1965
Succeeded by
Sir Norman Tailyour