ⓘ Ben Bathurst

                                     

ⓘ Ben Bathurst

The son of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Benjamin Bathurst, Ben Bathurst was commissioned into the Welsh Guards in September 1983. He became commanding officer of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards in July 2004. In 2005, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. He went on to be Director of Public Relations Army in September 2006, Deputy Director Strategy, Plans and Assessment in October 2008 and Commander, Initial Training Group in January 2010. After that he became Director of Training in February 2011, Senior British Military Representative in Afghanistan in May 2014, and Major-General commanding the Household Division in June 2016. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2014, and awarded the United States Legion of Merit Degree of Officer in May 2018. He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order on 7 November 2019. On completion of his tour at London District he will take up the appointment of UK Military Representative to NATO in 2020 in the rank of Lieutenant General.