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Old Harrovian takes up appointment as Chief of the British Army

General Sir Roly Walker KCB DSO (The Grove 1983³) has taken up his new appointment as Chief of the General Staff and Aide-de-Camp to His Majesty.

The Old Harrovian was previously the Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Military Strategy & Operations) during which time he was responsible for advising on and directing new operations to support significant events such as the death of the late Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II, the coronation of King Charles III and numerous evacuation operations.

He was made a Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath in 2023, and a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order in 2010. General Walker is the President of the Honourable Artillery Company, Army Rugby and Army Winter Sports.