Born in London in 1928, Brigadier Charles Millman was educated at
The City of London School. He joined the Army as an Indian Army
Cadet in December 1945 and was commissioned into The Queen's Royal
Regiment (West Surrey) on 15th July 1948, joining their 1st Bn in
Germany; later he was Adjutant at the Regimental Depot, Stoughton
In 1953 he was a GSO3 in GHQ East Africa Command where he was Mentioned
in Despatches for his part in operations against the Mau Mau.
In 1955 he returned to UK as Adjutant of 6th Bn The Queen's Royal
Regiment (TA) and in 1958-59 attended the Royal Military College
of Science and The Staff College. In 1960 he became a DAAG in the
War Office and two years later joined the 1st Bn Queen's Own Buffs,
(The Royal Kent Regiment) in Colchester.
In April 1964 - as Brigade Major of 99 Gurkha Bde in Malaysia -
Brigadier Millman was again Mentioned in Despatches and was also
awarded the Malaysian 'Ali Mangu Negara' for his services in Borneo.
In June 1965 he became DAA & QMG at HQ 39 Inf Bde in Northern
Following a course at the JSSC (1966-67), he was appointed Second-in-Command
of 1st Bn The Queen's Regiment and a year later he took over command
of the battalion. In June 1970 he was appointed OBE for distinguished
services whilst his battalion was operating in Londonderry.
Brigadier Millman's next appointment was as GSO1 on the DS at Staff
College and in October 1972, he became Chief Instructor (Colonel)
at the Sudan Staff College in Khartoum; for his success in setting
up that College, he was awarded the 'Gadara'.
From January 1974 until 1976 he was Colonel AQ at HQ 4 Armoured
Division in BAOR and then went to Aberdeen University for a year
on a Defence Fellowship. Promotion to Brigadier and appointment
as Director of Administration Planning at the MOD followed (during
which he was responsible for setting up the necessary equipment
when the Army became firemen during the latter's National Strike).
On 4th August 1978 he was appointed Divisional Brigadier at Bassingbourn
and on 1st January 1979, Deputy Colonel of The Queen's Regiment.
In October 1980 he was appointed ADC to The Queen.
He was Colonel, The Queen's Regiment from 1984-1989.
On retirement in October 1982, Brigadier Millman became Regional
Organizer (Southern Region) for The Army Benevolent Fund. He was
a Freeman of the City of London.
During his tenure as Colonel he was created a Knight Commander of
the Order of Dannebrog (Denmark) and a Knight of the Order of Orange
He died on 20th February 2003, aged 75.