Jeremy Reilly

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Sir Jeremy Reilly
Birth name Jeremy Calcott Reilly
Born (1934-04-07)7 April 1934
Died 1 January 2017(2017-01-01) (aged 82)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1954-1989
Rank Lieutenant-General
Commands held 2nd Bn Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
6th Field force and UK Mobile Force
4th Armoured Division
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order

Lieutenant-General Sir Jeremy Calcott Reilly KCB DSO (7 April 1934 – 1 January 2017) was a British Army officer who commanded 4th Armoured Division.

Military career

Educated at Uppingham School[1] and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Reilly was commissioned into the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in 1954.[2] He was given command of the 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in 1971.[2] He was appointed an instructor at the Staff College, Camberley in 1974, Commander of 6th Field Force and the UK Mobile Force in 1979 and General Officer Commanding 4th Armoured Division in 1981.[2] He went on to lead the Directorate of Business Delivery at the Ministry of Defence in 1983, to become Assistant Chief of Defence Staff at the Ministry of Defence in 1985 and to be Commander for Training and Arms Directors in 1986 before he retired in 1989.[2]

Personal life

In 1960 he married Julia Elizabeth Forrester; they had three daughters.[2] He died on 1 January 2017 at the age of 82.[3]


  1. ^ "Old Uppinghamian, Issue 30, 2010/11".
  2. ^ a b c d e Debrett's People of Today 1994
  3. ^ "Lieutenant-General Sir Jeremy Reilly". The Times. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
Military offices
Preceded by
John Akehurst
General Officer Commanding the 4th Armoured Division
Succeeded by
John Waters
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