|Sir Martin Garrod|
29 May 1935|
|Died||17 April 2009(aged 73)|
|Years of service||1953–90|
|Commands held||Commandant General Royal Marines
3 Commando Brigade
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Mentioned in Despatches
Educated at Sherwood College, Nainital in India and Sherborne School, Garrod joined the Royal Marines in 1953 and was deployed to Cyprus in 1955 and again in 1958 during the Cyprus Emergency. He was sent to Borneo during the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation in the early 1960s and was deployed to Northern Ireland, where he was mentioned in despatches, in 1974 at the height of the Troubles. He was appointed Commanding Officer of 40 Commando in 1978 (in which role he was again deployed to Northern Ireland), Colonel General Staff to the Commandant General Royal Marines in 1980 (in which role he provided advice during the Falklands War), and Commander of 3 Commando Brigade in 1983. He went on to be Chief of Staff to the Commandant General Royal Marines in 1984 before becoming Commandant General Royal Marines in 1987 and retiring in 1990.
In retirement he became Deputy Director of the campaign for a referendum on the Maastricht Treaty and a member of the European Union Monitor Mission to Bosnia during the Bosnian War. He helped supervise a budget of DM300 million to repair war damage in the Mostar in 1993, became head of the Mostar regional Office of the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1997 and went on to be United Nations administrator in Mitrovica in Northern Kosovo in 1999.
Honours and awards
- Obituary: Lieutenant-General Sir Martin Garrod The Telegraph, 29 April 2009
- "No. 40022". The London Gazette. 20 November 1953. p. 6290.
- Debrett's People of Today 1994
- Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath, 1987
- Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George, 1999
- Officer of the Order of the British Empire, 1980
- Naval General Service Medal
- General Service Medal 1962
- "Garrod". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
Sir Michael Wilkins
|Commandant General Royal Marines
Sir Henry Beverley