Euan Loudon
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Euan Loudon

Euan Loudon
Born12 March 1956
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service1974-2007
UnitRoyal Highland Fusiliers
Commands held39th Infantry Brigade
2nd Division
Battles/warsGulf War
Operation Banner
AwardsCommander of the Order of the British Empire

Major-General William Euan Buchanan Loudon CBE (born 12 March 1956) is a former British Army officer who commanded 2nd Division.

Military career

Loudon was commissioned into the Royal Highland Fusiliers in 1975 and later commanded the 1st Battalion of his regiment.[1] In 1991 he served in the Gulf War as the Chief of Staff of 7th Armoured Brigade (Desert Rats).[1] He was appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his operational service in the Gulf War.[2] He was appointed Commander of 39th Infantry Brigade in 1999, Chief of Staff at HQ Northern Ireland in 2001 and General Officer Commanding 2nd Division and Governor of Edinburgh Castle in 2004[3] before he retired in early 2007.[4]

Business career

He became Chief Executive and Producer of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2007 and then Chief Executive of the St Andrews Links Trust in 2011. In 2012 he was appointed Chairman of St Andrews Links Limited and the following year he became Chairman of Tom Morris International.[1]

Operational Awards


  1. ^ a b c Edinburgh Tattoo chief Euan Loudon takes charge of St Andrews' links Archived 22 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine The Courier, 10 September 2010
  2. ^ "No. 52588". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 June 1991. p. 24.
  3. ^ "No. 57442". The London Gazette. 19 October 2004. p. 13163.
  4. ^ Army Commands Archived 5 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "No. 57402". The London Gazette (Supplement). 7 September 2004. p. 11247.
  6. ^ "No. 52588". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 June 1991. p. 24.
  7. ^ "No. 56541". The London Gazette (Supplement). 19 April 2002. p. 4810.
Military offices
Preceded by
Nick Parker
General Officer Commanding the 2nd Division
Succeeded by
David McDowall

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