Wednesday, 2 May 2007

MGen Sir Jeremy Moore KCB OBE MC 1928-2007

Major General Sir Jeremy Moore was the commander of the British Land Forces who won the Falklands War.

The General joined the Royal Marines straight from school in 1947 and spent the next 36 years in that Corps. No sooner was his training over than he was sent to Malaya where he won his first Military Cross in the Emergency action there. Subsequently his posts varied from Housemaster of the Royal Marines School of Music, Instructor of NCO's School and of the RMA Sandhurst, Company Commander and service at the Brunei Revolt. He served in the 17 Gurkha Division and from 1966 was Assistant Secretary to the Chiefs of Staff Committee at the MOD.
He received the OBE in 1973 and became Major General in 1979, which placed him, as he put it himself, "in a position to be given the command of the land forces in the Falkland Islands". Under his command, they won.