John Lorimer

Military Person

John Lorimer Major-General John Gordon Lorimer DSO MBE (born 1962) is a senior British Army officer who is currently General Officer Commanding 3rd (United Kingdom) Mechanised Division. Educated at Marlborough College and Pembroke College, Cambridge, Lorimer was commissioned into the Parachute Regiment in 1981. He served in Northern Ireland. He was appointed Commander of 12th Mechanized Brigade in June 2005 and was deployed to Iraq and then Afghanistan. He was appointed Strategic Communication Officer to the Chief of the Defence Staff in 2010 and General Officer Commanding 3rd (UK) Mechanised Division in June 2011.  ( Wikipedia article )


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Marlborough College

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