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Ian Baker
Born (1927-11-26)November 26, 1927
Died July 28, 2005(2005-07-28) (aged 77)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1948-1982
Rank Major-General
Commands held 1st Royal Tank Regiment
7th Armoured Brigade
Battles/wars Malayan Emergency
Awards Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Major-General Ian Helstrip Baker CBE (26 November 1927 – 28 July 2005) was a British Army officer who became Assistant Chief of the General Staff.

Military career

Educated at St Peter's School, York, and St Edmund Hall, Oxford,[1] Baker was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1948.[2] He served in Malaya from 1960 to 1962 during the Malayan Emergency.[2] He was appointed Commanding Officer of 1st Royal Tank Regiment in 1967, Commander of 7th Armoured Brigade in 1972 and Assistant Chief of the General Staff[3] in 1978.[2] He went on to be General Officer Commanding North-East District in 1980 before retiring in 1982.[1] He was also Colonel Commandant of the Royal Tank Regiment from 1981 to 1986.[2]

In retirement he became Secretary and Head of Administration at University College London.[1]


In 1956 he married Susan (Sally) Lock; they had a son and a daughter.[1]


Military offices
Preceded by
Henry Roper
Assistant Chief of the General Staff
Succeeded by
Sir Maurice Johnston

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