|Sir Simon Cooper|
Cooper in the driver's compartment of an M1 Abrams tank in 1985
|Born||1936 (age 77–78)|
|Years of service||1956 - 1991|
|Commands held||Life Guards
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order|
Major-General Sir Simon Christie Cooper GCVO (born 1936) was Major-General commanding the Household Division and General Officer Commanding London District and later Master of the Household of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom.
He served in Aden, London, and in the British Army of the Rhine from 1957 to 1963 when he became Adjutant of the Household Cavalry Regiment. He then became Aide-de-Camp to the Chief of the General Staff in 1965. In 1966 and 1967 he served in Borneo during the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation and Malaya during the Malayan Emergency.
Cooper attended the Staff College, Camberley in 1968, and qualified as a staff officer. From 1969 to 1975 he was in the British Army of the Rhine, and was commanding officer of the Life Guards 1974 to 1976. He then served as a General Staff Officer at the Staff College from 1976 to 1978 when he became officer commanding the Household Cavalry and Silver Stick to Her Majesty The Queen. In 1981 and 1982 he was officer commanding the Royal Armoured Corps Centre.
In 1983 Cooper attended the Royal College of Defence Studies. He was promoted to major-general on 20 October 1983, and was Director of the Royal Armoured Corps from 1984 to 1987 when he was appointed Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. From 1989 to 1991 he was Major-General commanding the Household Division and General Officer Commanding London District. He retired on 26 August 1991.
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- The London Gazette: . 8 June 1956. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
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- The London Gazette: . 30 November 1987. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
- The London Gazette: . 2 July 1991. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
- The London Gazette: . 11 August 2000. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
|Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Sir Christopher Airy
|GOC London District
Sir Robert Corbett