PARAS 2 Handford, John Douglas

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Handford
  • FORENAME
John Douglas
  • UNIT
2 Para (D Company) + 3 Para (D Company) + 1 Para (A Company) + 4 Para (C.O.)
  • RANK
Lieutenant + Major + Lieutenant Colonel
  • NUMBER
505263
  • AWARD
Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Mention In Despatches (x3)
  • PLACE
Northern Ireland 1981,1990,1993 (MiD) UK 2003 (OBE)
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
commissioned Parachute Regiment 13.6.1978
2 Para (D Company) 1978-81 (Lt)
Junior Parachute Company 1981-83 (Lt)
Recruit Company, Depot 1983-84 (Captain)
2 Para (Platoon Commander) 1984-86 (Captain)
2 Para (Adjutant) 1986-88 (Captain)
GSO 3,39th Infantry Brigade 1988-90 (Captain)
3 Para (C.O. D Company) 1990-91 (Major)
1 Para (C.O. A Company) 1991-92 (Major)
GSO 2,HQ Allied Forces Central Europe 1992-94 (Major)
Deputy Chief of Staff, HQ 160 (Wales) Brigade 1996-99 (Major)
GSO 1,Infantry Training Centre, Warminster 1999-2000 (Lt Colonel)
4 Para (C.O.) 2000-2002 (Lt Colonel)
Regimental Lt Colonel, RHQ Parachute Regiment 2008-2011 (Lt Colonel)
retired April 2011
London Gazette 52324, 5th November 1990, Page 17200 (MiD)
 
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