Michael Scott (British Army officer)
|Born||3 March 1941|
|Years of service||1960–1997|
|Commands held||2nd Battalion Scots Guards
8th Infantry Brigade
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
Major General Michael Ian Eldon Scott CB, CBE, DSO (born 3 March 1941) is a retired British Army officer who took part in the Falklands War, and held the office of the Military Secretary of the British Army.
Early military career
After the invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina in early April 1982, in mid-June 1982 Scott commanded the victorious attack of the 2nd Battalion of the Scots Guards and supporting units at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown against positions held by the Argentinian Marines' 5th Naval Infantry Battalion, which cleared the way to Port Stanley and ended the war. At the conclusion of the campaign he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.
Later military career
In 1988 he became Deputy Military Secretary. In 1993 he was made General Officer Commanding Scotland and was Governor of Edinburgh Castle. In 1995 he was appointed to the office of Military Secretary.
- In Love & War, the Lives of General Harry and Lady Smith (2008).
- Scapegoats: Thirteen victims of Military Injustice (2013).
- Surrender at New Orleans: General Sir Harry Smith in the Peninsula and America (2014).
- Royal Betrayal: The Great Baccarat Scandal of 1870. (2017).
Sir Peter Graham
Sir Robert Hayman-Joyce