Peter Gilchrist

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Peter Gilchrist
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Gilchrist in 2008
Born (1952-02-28) 28 February 1952 (age 67)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Years of service 1973–2009
Rank Major General
Commands held Royal Tank Regiment
Battles/wars Afghanistan War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Bronze Star (United States)

Major General Peter Gilchrist CB (born 28 February 1952) is a retired senior British Army officer who served as Master-General of the Ordnance from 2000 to 2004.

Military career

Educated at Marlborough College, Gilchrist was commissioned into the Royal Tank Regiment in 1973.[1] He became Commanding Officer of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment in 1993, Deputy Director of Ordnance in 1996 and Programme Director for Armoured Systems in 1998.[2] He went on to be an Executive Director at the Defence Procurement Agency and Master-General of the Ordnance in 2000.[3] He was deployed Afghanistan as Deputy Commander at Combined Forces Command in 2004,[4] and then became Head of the British Defence Staff and Defence Attaché in Washington, D.C. in 2006.[5] He retired in 2009.[6]


  1. ^ "No. 45892". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 January 1973. p. 1351.
  2. ^ Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4081-1414-8
  3. ^ "No. 55763". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 February 2000. p. 1655.
  4. ^ Wilton Park[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 2006
  6. ^ "No. 59058". The London Gazette (Supplement). 12 May 2009. p. 8059.
Military offices
Preceded by
David Jenkins
Master-General of the Ordnance
Succeeded by
Andrew Figgures
Preceded by
John Cooper
Deputy Commander, Combined Forces Command (Afghanistan)
Succeeded by
Chris Wilson
Preceded by
Anthony Dymock
Head of the British Defence Staff in Washington, D.C.
Succeeded by
Michael Harwood
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