|Sir James Eyre|
|Born||November 2, 1930|
|Died||January 3, 2003(aged 72)|
|Years of service||1955 - 1986|
|Commands held||London District|
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order|
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Educated privately in the United States and at Harvard University, Eyre was commissioned into the Royal Horse Guards in 1955. He served in Cyprus and was mentioned in dispatches for his role as an intelligence officer during the EOKA disturbances. He was appointed Commanding Officer of the Blues and Royals (RHG/D) in 1970. After serving as a General Staff Officer in London District from 1973 to 1975 he became Commanding Officer of the Household Cavalry Regiment and Silver Stick to The Queen.
Then in 1978 he was posted to HQ Northern Ireland during The Troubles as a Senior Intelligence Officer and sought to improve relations between the Police and the Army. In 1980 he was made Secretary to the Chiefs of Staff Committee at the Ministry of Defence, serving in that capacity there during the Falklands War, and in 1982 he became Director of Defence Programmes there.
In retirement be became a headhunter with Westminster Associates International.
In 1967 he married Monica Smyth: they went on to have a son and a daughter.
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