Lieutenant General Sir Anthony Denison-Smith KBE DL

1992-1999 (PWRR)

Lieutenant General Sir Anthony Denison-SmithLieutenant General Sir Anthony Denison-Smith KBE was born in 1942 and educated at Harrow and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards in August 1962 and has served in British Guyana, Northern Ireland, Germany and Cyprus.

After attending Staff College in 1974 he was appointed to command The Queen's Company 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. From 1977 to 1979 he was Brigade Major 7th Armoured Brigade, after which he spent two years as an instructor at the Staff College Camberley.

He took command of 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards in Germany in March 1981. During his tenure of command the Battalion spent a year as a mechanised battalion in 4th Armoured Brigade at Münster, 9 months in the public duties role in London and 6 months as part of the UN Force in Cyprus.

From September 1983 to October 1985 he was Chief-of-Staff 4th Armoured Division in Herford. He then took command of 22nd Armoured Brigade, part of 1st Armoured Division, stationed in Hohne. After this command he was appointed Chief-of-Staff 1st British Corps in Bielefeld for two years. He was then promoted Major General and moved to the Ministry of Defence in January 1990 to become Director General Doctrine and Training.

In November 1991 he took command of 4th Armoured Division in Germany and subsequently supervised the reorganisation of the Division when it retitled to become 1st (United Kingdom) Armoured Division.

He was appointed Colonel of The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment on the amalgamation of The Queen's and Royal Hampshire Regiments in September 1992, and in February 1994 on promotion to Lieutenant General, he became General Officer Commanding Southern District with his Headquarters in Aldershot. He retired from the Active List in March 1996

Lieutenant General Denison-Smith was awarded the MBE in 1973, for service in Northern Ireland and was knighted in the 1995 New Year's Honours List. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 1992. He is married to Julia and they have three sons. He is the President of the Army Cadet Force Association. Ceased tenure as Colonel of the Regiment in September 1999.


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