Sebastian Roberts

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Sir Sebastian Robertson
Born 1954 (age 60–61)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1977 - 2010
Rank Major-General
Commands held 1st Bn Irish Guards
London District
Battles/wars Operation Banner
Awards Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Major-General Sir Sebastian John Lechmere Roberts KCVO OBE (born 1954) was the Senior Army Representative at the Royal College of Defence Studies.

Military career[edit]

Educated at Ampleforth College and Balliol College, Oxford, Roberts was commissioned into the Irish Guards in 1977.[1]

He went on to be Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards in London and Northern Ireland.[1] He was appointed Major-General Commanding the Household Division and General Officer Commanding London District in 2003.[1] He became the Senior Army Representative at the Royal College of Defence Studies in 2007[1] and retired in 2010.[2]

He was also Colonel of the Irish Guards from 2008 to 2011[3] He was replaced by HRH The Duke of Cambridge on 10 February 2011.[4]

He is the author of Soldiering: The Military Covenant (1998).[1]


He is married to Elizabeth; they have four children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Major General Sir Sebastian Roberts World Security Network
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 59355. p. 4054. 9 March 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 58642. p. 4200. 18 March 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Prince William appointed as Colonel of the Irish Guards, 10 February 2011". Buckingham Palace. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Redmond Watt
GOC London District
Succeeded by
William Cubitt
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Abercorn
Colonel of the Irish Guards
Succeeded by
HRH The Duke of Cambridge