Senior British Army Officer visits BATUK

Major General Colin Weir in Kenya
Major General Colin Weir during his visit to Kenya. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

Senior British Army officer, Major General Colin Weir DSO MBE, took to time to visit the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) last week.

During his visit he gained a greater understanding of how BATUK deliver world class training, met members of his team from 1 Division and checked on the progress of 2 Rifles on Exercise Askari Storm.

Major General Colin Weir in Kenya
Major General Colin Weir meets BATUK personnel during his visit to Kenya. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

Major General Colin Weir DSO, MBE

Colin Weir was commissioned into the Royal Irish Rangers on 26 May 1991.

He was appointed commanding officer of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment in March 2010 and was deployed in that role to Afghanistan.

Major General Colin Weir in Kenya
Major General Colin Richard James Weir during his visit to Kenya. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

In December 2012, he went on to be Chief of Staff for 1st (United Kingdom) Division and in July 2015 was appointed Commander of 16 Air Assault Brigade. He became Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations) at Permanent Joint Headquarters in May 2017 before his appointment as General Officer Commanding 1st (United Kingdom) Division in November 2018.

He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for service in Afghanistan on 30 September 2011.

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