Sir Redmond Watt
|Born||1950 (age 68–69)|
|Years of service||1972–2008|
|Commands held||1st Battalion Welsh Guards|
3rd Infantry Brigade
1st (UK) Armoured Division
HQ Northern Ireland
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
General Sir Charles Redmond "Reddy" Watt, KCB, KCVO, CBE, DL (born 1950) is a retired senior British Army officer who was Commander-in-Chief, Land Command. Between 2011 - 2018, he was also the Governor of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Reddy Watt was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford and was commissioned into the Welsh Guards in 1972. He passed through the Staff College, Camberley in 1982, and also completed the Higher Command and Staff Course. Promoted to lieutenant colonel on 30 June 1988, he became commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards in 1990. He was promoted to brigadier 30 June 1993 and served as commanding officer of the 3rd Infantry Brigade from 1994 to 1995, and was then appointed Director of Studies and Deputy Commandant (Land) of the Joint Service Command and Staff College in 1997. On 17 August 1998 he was promoted to major-general and became General Officer Commanding the 1st (UK) Armoured Division, which deployed to Bosnia as Headquarters Multi-National Division (South-West).
Watt became Major-General commanding the Household Division and General Officer Commanding London District in 2000, in which capacity he had a significant role in the funeral of the Queen Mother in 2002. In 2003 he became Commander Field Army. In 2005 he was appointed General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland: in this role he advocated long-term planning and indicated that such lessons might be applied to Iraq. From 2006 to 2008 he was Commander-in-Chief, Land Command.
He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, then promoted to Commander in 1996. He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 2004 on relinquishing his appointment commanding the Household Division. He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 2008. He retired from the army in early 2008.
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| General officer commanding the 1st (UK) Armoured Division
| Commander Multi-National Division (South-West), Bosnia
Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter
| GOC London District
Sir Sebastian Roberts
Sir Cedric Delves
| Commander Field Army
Sir Philip Trousdell
| General Officer Commanding the British Army in Northern Ireland
Sir Richard Dannatt
| Commander-in-Chief, Land Command
Sir David Richards
| Governor, Royal Hospital Chelsea