Gregor MacGregor (1925 - 2003)

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Wikipedia Biographical Summary

Brigadier Sir Gregor MacGregor, 6th Baronet (22 December 1925 – 30 March 2003) was British Army Officer of the Scots Guards, and the son of Malcolm MacGregor, 5th Baronet. A career British Army officer he was Defence and Military Attaché to Greece between 1975 and 1978, and the 23rd Chief of Clan Gregor from 1958 until his death.

Military Career

On 22 September 1944, MacGregor received an emergency commission into the Scots Guards as a second lieutenant. His commission was confirmed on 14 February 1948 with seniority from 22 December 1946.[2] Between 1947 and 1948 he fought in the Palestine Campaign. He was promoted to lieutenant on 14 February 1948, with seniority from 1 November 1947. He fought in the Malayan Emergency between 1950 and 1951. He was promoted to captain on 22 December 1952, and major on 22 December 1959.

In 1965 he took part in the Borneo Campaign. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel on 14 April 1966[6] and was made commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, Scots Guards in 1966, a position he held until 1969. He was promoted to colonel on 30 June 1971. From 1971 to 1973 he served as Colonel of the Scots Guards, then later as Defence and Military Attaché to Athens between 1975 and 1978. He was promoted to brigadier on 31 December 1977, with seniority from 30 June 1977. He was appointed Aide de Camp to Queen Elizabeth II on 16 January 1979. He retired from military service on 22 December 1980.

Personal life

MacGregor inherited the title of 6th Baronet MacGregor upon the death of his father, and held the position of 23rd Chief of Clan Gregor in 1958. He was admitted to the Royal Company of Archers. A Freemason for many years, between 1985 and 1993 he was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.

On 8 February 1958, he married Fanny Butler and they had two children: Malcolm Gregor Charles MacGregor (b. 23 March 1959) and Ninian Hubert Alexander MacGregor (b. 30 June 1961).

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Sir Gregor MacGregor, 6th Baronet', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 29 November 2012, 10:56 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sir_Gregor_MacGregor,_6th_Baronet&oldid=525520582> [accessed 7 February 2013]

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Sir Gregor MacGregor, 6th Baronet's Timeline

1925
December 22, 1925
2003
March 30, 2003
Age 77