Robin Ross

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Sir Robin Ross
Born (1939-11-28) 28 November 1939 (age 77)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Marines
Years of service 1957–96
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Commandant General Royal Marines
3 Commando Brigade
40 Commando
Battles/wars Gulf War
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Lieutenant General Sir Robert Jeremy "Robin" Ross, KCB, OBE (born 28 November 1939) is a former Royal Marines officer who served as Commandant General Royal Marines from 1994 to 1996.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Wellington College and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Ross joined the Royal Marines in 1957.[1] He became Commanding Officer of 40 Commando in 1979, Commander of 3 Commando Brigade in 1986 and Commander, Training and Reserves in 1988.[2] He was appointed Commander, Commando Forces in 1990[2] in which capacity he led an Anglo-Dutch Force which took part in a humanitarian operation to protect the Kurdish people in Northern Iraq in 1991,[3][4] before becoming Commandant General Royal Marines in 1994. He retired in 1996.[1]

Upon retirement he became President of SSAFA Forces Help,[5] a member of the International Investment Council of South Africa[3] and a Churchwarden of St John the Baptish Church at Berwick St John in Wiltshire.[6]


In 1965 he married Sara Curtis; they had one son and one daughter.[1]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Henry Beverley
Commandant General Royal Marines
Succeeded by
David Pennefather