Samuel Cowan

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Sir Samuel Cowan
Born (1941-10-09) 9 October 1941 (age 75)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1963-2002
Rank General
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire

General Sir Samuel Cowan KCB CBE (born 9 October 1941) is a former Quartermaster-General to the Forces.

Career[edit]

Educated at Lisburn Technology College and the Open University, Cowan was commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals in 1963.[1] In 1980 he became Commanding Officer of the Headquarters & Signals Regiment for 2nd Armoured Division.[1]

In 1989 he was selected to be Commandant of the Royal Military College of Science[2] and then in 1991 he became Assistant Chief of Defence Staff, Operational Requirements (Land Systems).[3] From 1995 he undertook a tour as Inspector General for Doctrine & Training.[4]

He was Quartermaster-General to the Forces from 1996[5] to 1998 when he became Chief of Defence Logistics.[6] He retired in 2002.[7]

He was an Aide-de-Camp General to the Queen.[8]

He was also Colonel Commandant of the Royal Corps of Signals,[9] the Brigade of Gurkhas[10] and of the Army Legal Corps.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Burke's Peerage and Gentry
  2. ^ "No. 51665". The London Gazette (Supplement). 6 March 1989. p. 2813. 
  3. ^ "No. 52659". The London Gazette (Supplement). 16 September 1991. p. 14123. 
  4. ^ "No. 53992". The London Gazette (Supplement). 27 March 1995. p. 4692. 
  5. ^ "No. 54384". The London Gazette. 29 April 1996. p. 6083. 
  6. ^ Birthdays The Times, 9 October 2007
  7. ^ "No. 56757". The London Gazette (Supplement). 18 November 2002. p. 14005. 
  8. ^ "No. 55935". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 August 2000. p. 8748. 
  9. ^ "No. 56770". The London Gazette (Supplement). 2 December 2002. p. 14651. 
  10. ^ "No. 53690". The London Gazette (Supplement). 6 June 1994. p. 8296. 
  11. ^ "No. 52427". The London Gazette (Supplement). 22 January 1991. p. 1051. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir William Rous
Quartermaster-General to the Forces
1996–1998
Succeeded by
Sir Scott Grant
New title
DLO formed
Chief of Defence Logistics
2000–2002
Succeeded by
Sir Malcolm Pledger