William Moore (British Army officer)

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Bill Moore
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1977 -
Rank Major-General
Commands held 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
19th Mechanized Brigade
Battles/wars Iraq War
Awards Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Major-General William ('Bill') Hewitt Moore CBE (born 24 February 1958) is a British Army officer who served as Master-General of the Ordnance.

Military career[edit]

Moore was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1977.[1] He was appointed Commanding Officer of 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery in 1996.[2] He became Colonel Force Development in the Directorate General of Doctrine and Development in 1998 and operational commander for the Sierra Leone Armed Forces in 2001 before becoming Commander of 19th Mechanized Brigade in December 2001 prior to the Brigade's deployment to Iraq in 2003.[2] He went on to be Director of Equipment Capability (Ground Manoeuvre) at the Ministry of Defence in 2004, Director General Logistics, Support and Equipment at HQ Land Forces in 2007 and Deputy Commanding General for the Multi-National Corps – Iraq in 2009.[2] He became Director of Battlefield Manoeuvre and Master-General of the Ordnance in 2010.[3]


He is married to Jane; they have two sons.[2]


  1. ^ "No. 47277". The London Gazette (Supplement). 18 July 1977. p. 9357. 
  2. ^ a b c d Biography at Sunbury Cricket Club
  3. ^ Army Commands
Military offices
Preceded by
Richard Barrons
Deputy Commanding General Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Succeeded by
Post Disbanded
Preceded by
Chris Wilson
Master-General of the Ordnance
Succeeded by
Nick Pope