Michael J. H. Walsh

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Michael Walsh
Born (1927-06-10) 10 June 1927 (age 96)
Major General Michael Walsh 1984.jpg
Major-General Michael Walsh in 1987
Place of birth Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Allegiance Template:UK
Service/branch File:Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1944-1981
Rank Major-General
Commands held 3rd Armoured Division
Battles/wars Suez Crisis
Aden Emergency

Major-General Michael John Hatley Walsh (born 10 June 1927),[1] CB DSO DL KStJ was a senior British Army officer and the Chief Scout of the United Kingdom and Overseas Territories between 1982 and 1988.[2]


Walsh was educated at two independent schools: at Clifton House School in Harrogate, Yorkshire and at Sedbergh School in Cumbria, and was a member of the local Scout Troop. He attained the King's Scout Award with the added distinction of Gold Cords, indicating it as the highest award available in Scouting at the time.


  1. "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 10 June 2013. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/archive/2013-6-10.html. Retrieved 9 June 2014. "Maj Gen Michael Walsh, Director of Overseas Relations, St John Ambulance, 1989–95, 86" 
  2. "Meet the Chiefs". The Scout Information Centre. October 2004. http://www.scoutbase.org.uk/library/hqdocs/facts/pdfs/fs295307.pdf. Retrieved 8 December 2007. 
The Scout Association
Preceded by
Sir William Gladstone
Chief Scout of the United Kingdom
and Overseas Territories

Succeeded by
Garth Morrison