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Major General WJF Bramble CBE OBE (Late RA)

Major General WJF Bramble CBE OBE (Late RA)Major General Will Bramble was born in 1966 and commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery in 1987. As a Troop Commander he saw operational service in Belize, Northern Ireland and on Op GRANBY in 1991 during the liberation of Kuwait.

Further service as a young officer included operations with the UN. He served with 5th Airborne Brigade as a Forward Observation Officer in 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery before becoming Adjutant of 19th Regiment Royal Artillery, The Highland Gunners. He attended JSCSC in 1997-1999, after which he assumed the appointment of Brigade Chief of Staff with 4th Armoured Brigade in Kosovo and Germany. After a tour as Battery Commander with 4th Regiment Royal Artillery supporting the Royal Dragoon Guards, he became Military Assistant 1 to the Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Mike Jackson, between 2003-2005.

He commanded the Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Task Force in Kosovo in 2005 and from 2006- 2008 he commanded 19th Regiment Royal Artillery; The Highland Gunners, supporting 12th Mechanised Brigade on Op HERRICK 6 in Afghanistan in 2007. In 2008 he became the Assistant Director Personnel Operations in HQ Land Forces. He attended the Higher Command and Staff Course in early 2010 and was Commander Royal Artillery 3rd (United Kingdom) Division 2010-2012. He assumed the appointment of ACOS J3 Operations at PJHQ in June 2012.

He is married to Sophie and has 3 children who are all at school. He is a passionate sportsman, who has just about stopped playing rugby and also enjoys hockey, skiing, sailing, shooting and fishing. He also loves painting. He is chairman of the Royal Artillery RFC and the Army Rugby Union. As a player he was capped for both the Army and Combined Services at U21 and Senior level as well as playing in the Courage League Div 1 (now RFU Premiership) in the 90s for Rugby RFC.

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