Colonel Ollie Kingsbury OBE

  • General Service Medal Clasp (1962 onwards) medal
  • Operational Service Medal Afghanistan
  • NATO Medal Macedonia
  • Queen's Golden Jubailee Medal 2002
  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012
  • OBE medal
  • MBE medal
  • Accumulated Service Medal

Colonel Kingsbury commissioned into the Parachute Regiment in 1997, and served most of his early years with 2 PARA in Aldershot and Colchester, with a tour as ADC (Aide-de-camp) to GOC (General Officer Commanding) Northern Ireland.

After a year as a company commander in 1 PARA in Dover, he attended the US Army Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies in Fort Leavenworth.

He was Chief of Staff in 19 Light Brigade in Catterick and Lisburn, and was appointed MBE for service on Op HERRICK 10, before commanding C Company 3 PARA on Op HERRICK 13.

He promoted to Lt Col for 2 ½ years as a staff officer in Joint Forces Command’s Joint Warfare Directorate, where he was appointed OBE.

He then became Commanding Officer of 2 PARA until February 2016.

Promoted to Colonel he now works in HQ Field Army's Warfare Branch.

He has deployed on nine operational tours: once to Macedonia, three times to Afghanistan and five times to Northern Ireland.

Col Kingsbury is married with six children.


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