Robin Carnegie

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Sir Robin Carnegie
Born (1926-06-22)22 June 1926
Died 1 January 2011(2011-01-01) (aged 84)
Salisbury Hospice
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1946–1982
Rank Lieutenant-General
Commands held

Lieutenant General Sir Robin Macdonald Carnegie KCB OBE DL (22 June 1926 – 1 January 2011) was a senior British Army officer who became Military Secretary. He died peacefully in Salisbury Hospice.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Rugby School, Carnegie was commissioned into the 7th Hussars in 1946.[1] He was made Commanding Officer of the The Queen's Own Hussars in 1967.[1] He went on to be Commander of 11th Armoured Brigade in 1971 and General Officer Commanding 3rd Division in 1974.[1] He became Chief of Staff at Headquarters British Army of the Rhine in 1976 and Military Secretary in 1978.[1] He went on to be Director-General of Army Training in 1981.[1]

He was also Colonel of the Queen's Own Hussars.[2]


In 1955 Carnegie married Iona, daughter of John Alexander Sinclair. They had one son and two daughters and five grandchildren. Lady Carnegie died in 2015.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e Debrett's People of Today 1994
  2. ^ The Queen's Own Hussars
  3. ^ Iona Carnegie death announcement, The Telegraph.
Military offices
Preceded by
Richard Worsley
General Officer Commanding the 3rd Division
Succeeded by
Michael Walsh
Preceded by
Sir Robert Ford
Military Secretary
Succeeded by
Sir Roland Guy