General Sir Robert Alan Pascoe KCB MBE
General Sir Robert Alan Pascoe KCB MBE ( was born on the 21st Feb 1932 ) is a former Adjutant – General to the armed Forces.
Educated at Tavistock Grammar School and at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Pascoe was commissioned into the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in 1952. He served with the 2nd Battalion The Royal Green Jackets in the UK and Malaysia from the years 1964 to 1966 and was mentioned in despatches when serving in Borneo in 1966. He was awarded the MBE in 1968. when commanding a company of 1st Battalion The Royal Green Jackets in the UNFICYP Force in Cyprus.
He commanded the 1st Battalion Royal Green Jackets in BAOR and on two tours in Northern Ireland from the years 1971 to 1974 and was mentioned in despatches in Northern Ireland in 1974. He went on to command 5 Field Force in BAOR from the years 1976 to 1979.
While attending the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1979 he was sent to Northern Ireland to work on special duty with Sir Maurice Oldfield( former Head of MI 6). He was appointed Assistant Chief of the General Staff in 1980, Chief of Staff UKLF at Wilton, in 1983, General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland in 1985 and became a KCB that same year. He was promoted to General in 1988 on appointment to the role of Adjutant General from which post he retired in 1990.
His honorary posts included being Colonel Commandant of the 1st Battalion The Royal Green Jackets from the years 1986 to 1991 and ADC General to HM The Queen from the years 1989 to 1991.
Pascoe was involved with several charities, including the Regular Forces Employment Association,and the Retired Officers Association and he was Vice President of The Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation which provided assistance to widows and orphans of members of the armed forces. He successfully arranged for this charity to be taken over by SSAFA in 2011.
He is currently President of The Veterans Charity, a charity initially set up in 2008 as Project 65 to mark the 65th Anniversary of D-Day with a memorial to the men of the coup de main force under Major John Howard of the 2nd Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry who captured the two bridges later named “Pegasus” and “Horsa” on the left flank of the British landing zone.
The memorial was unveiled on D-Day 2009 by General Sir Richard Dannatt, then Chief of the General Staff and four Veterans of the operation. The Veterans Charity now provides support to Veterans and organizes The Forces March every year to raise funds.
Pascoe married Pauline Myers on 28 December 1955 in Tavistock. They had four children: a son, Richard, and three daughters, Philippa, Hilary, Joanna. Lady Pascoe died on the 8th of March in the year 2013.
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