|Sir Richard Goodbody|
|Born||12 April 1903|
|Died||29 April 1981 (aged 78)|
|Years of service||1923–1963|
|Commands held||2nd Armoured Brigade
15 Infantry Brigade
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
Educated at Rugby School and at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, Richard Goodbody was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1923. He was posted to the Royal Horse Artillery in 1927. He served in World War II commanding 2nd Armoured Brigade from 1943 to 1946 and being awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1943.
In 1946 he was appointed Commander, Royal Artillery in 7th Armoured Division and in 1947 he became Commander of 15 Infantry Brigade, a post he held until 1949. He was appointed General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Northern Command in 1957 and Adjutant General in 1960: he retired from the British Army in 1963. In the late 1950s Goodbody chaired a Committee investigating a shortage of entrants to the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1953 and upgraded to a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath in 1963. He was also appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1958.
- Who Was Who Volume V111 1981–1990 (1991)
- Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst Hansard, 6 May 1959
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