Major General Logan Scott-Bowden

Major General Logan Scott-Bowden

Major General Logan Scott-Bowden CBE DSO OBE MC and BAR was born in Whitehaven, Cumbria on the 21st February 1920. Son of Lt.Col. Jonathan Scott-Bowden, OBE, TD, and Mary Scott-Bowden (née Logan).

Early Life

He was educated at Malvern College and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.

In 1950 he married Helen Jocelyn, daughter of late Major Sir Francis Caradoc Rose Price, 5th Bt, and late Marjorie Lady Price. They had three sons and three daughters.

A professional soldier he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers on the 3rd of July 1939 and rose steadily through the ranks.



*CBE 1972
*DSO 15.06.1944 Operation Bell Push Able (Normandy reconniassance 01.44)
*OBE 1964
*MC 02.03.1944 Operation KJH (Normandy reconnaissance 12.43-01.44)
*MC 24.01.1946


He held a number of appointments thoughout his career including.

03.07.1939 commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
1940 served in Norway
04.05.1941 - 03.06.1942 Adjutant, 53rd (Welsh) Division RE
1942 - 1943 Liaison Duties in Canada and USA
25.01.1943 - 24.05.1943 Adjutant
1943 - 1944 Normandy Beach Reconnaissance Team
1944 - (1945) Officer Commanding, 17th Field Company RE (NW Europe)
29.05.1946 - 02.12.1946 GSO2, HQ Allied Land Forces South East Asia (Singapore)
03.12.1946 - 18.10.1947 Brigade Major, 98th Indian Infantry Brigade (Burma)
16.10.1950 - 03.12.1950 SORE2, HQ British Troops in Egypt (Palestine)
1951 served in Libya
01.03.1951 - 11.02.1953 DAQMG, War Office
1953 served in Korea
24.07.1954 - 02.04.1956 Brigade Major, HQ Training Brigade
01.04.1958 - 18.02.1959 GSO2 Joint Secretariat HQ British Forces Arabian Peninsular
20.02.1959 - 24.04.1960 GSO1 (Plans) (Arabia)
1960 - (1962) Commander Royal Engineers (CRE), 1st Division (British Army of the Rhine)
20.12.1962 - 29.03.1964 GSO1 (Home Defence Plans), UK Land Forces HQ, Eastern Command
31.03.1964 - 06.05.1966 Assistant Director of Plans, War Office
20.05.1966 - (01.1967) Commander, HQ Training Brigade
1969 National Defence College, India
1970 - 1971 Commander Ulster Defence Regiment
1971 - 1974 Head of British Defence Liaison Staff, India
1975-1980Colonel Commandant RE []


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