Roddy Cordy-Simpson

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Roddy Cordy-Simpson
Born (1944-02-29) 29 February 1944 (age 76)
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service1966 – present
RankLieutenant General
Commands held1st (UK) Armoured Division
Battles/warsBosnian War
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath

Lieutenant General Sir Roderick Alexander 'Roddy' Cordy-Simpson KBE CB DL (born 29 February 1944) is a retired British Army officer.

Career[edit]

Educated at Radley College,[1] Roddy Cordy-Simpson was commissioned into the 13th/18th Hussars in February 1966.[2] He was deployed to Bosnia as Chief of Staff[3] of the United Nations Protection Force in 1992[4] and was appointed General Officer Commanding 1st (UK) Armoured Division in 1994.[5] He was deployed to Bosnia again in December 1996[6] as Deputy Force Commander Operations for the Stabilisation Force (SFOR).[7]

In March 2001 he was appointed Lieutenant of the Tower of London,[8] leaving that role in March 2004.[9] Having settled at Bishopstrow in Wiltshire, he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire in 2004.[10] He was awarded the CB in June 1993[11] and the KBE in the New Year Honours List 1998.[12]

He was Vice Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire from 2016 to 2019.[13][14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radley College Foundation Report 2004 Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "No. 43898". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 February 1966. p. 1755.
  3. ^ Srebrenica air evacuation halted by Serb shelling Prescott Courier, 25 March 1993
  4. ^ Select Committee on Committee House of Commons, 3 February 1999
  5. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1994
  6. ^ Media attacked over Kosovo campaign BBC News, 9 July 1999
  7. ^ NATO in Bosnia
  8. ^ "No. 56136". The London Gazette. 2 March 2001. p. 2634.
  9. ^ "No. 57221". The London Gazette. 2 March 2004. p. 2671.
  10. ^ "No. 57445". The London Gazette. 22 October 2004. p. 13359.
  11. ^ "No. 53333". The London Gazette (Supplement). 12 June 1993. p. 33.
  12. ^ "No. 54993". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 1997. p. 5.
  13. ^ "No. 61517". The London Gazette. 4 March 2016. p. 4830.
  14. ^ "No. 62644". The London Gazette. 15 May 2019. p. 8780.
  15. ^ Wiltshire Council (26 September 2019). "Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire - Wiltshire Council". Wiltshire.gov.uk. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
Military offices
Preceded by
Anthony Denison-Smith
General Officer Commanding the 1st (UK) Armoured Division
1994–1996
Succeeded by
John Kiszely