Robin Brims

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Lt Gen Robin Brims served as General Officer Commanding 1 (UK) Armoured Division, UK Land Component Commander Operation Telic, Nov 2002 – May 2003.[1]

The Ministry of Defence Operation Telic page outlined Brims' career as follows:

Major General Robin Brims was commissioned into the Light Infantry in 1970. As a junior officer he saw service in England, Germany and Northern Ireland. After Staff College, he was appointed Chief of Staff 8 Infantry Brigade. In 1986-7, he commanded a company in Germany and Northern Ireland, before promotion to Lieutenant Colonel. Having served as Military Assistant to the Military Secretary, he commanded 3rd Battalion The Light Infantry in 1989-91 in Germany and Belfast. Following a staff posting as a Colonel in MOD, he commanded 24 Airmobile Brigade at Colchester in 1995-6, deploying to Bosnia as part of the UN's Rapid Reaction Force in 1995. He was Chief of Staff, HQ Northern Ireland, 1997-8, and Director of Army Plans & Resources in 1999. Promoted Major General January 2000, he commanded Multi-National Division (South West) in Bosnia before assuming command of 1(UK) Armoured Division in November 2000.[2]


External Resources


  1. New witnesses named, Iraq Inquiry, 30 November 2009.
  2. Brief biographical details of the senior UK commanders involved in Operation Telic, Ministry of Defence, Archived by the National Archives, 8 April 2010.
  3. Institute for Statecraft Governance. Accessed 26 December 2015.