Simon Lalor

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Simon Lalor
Birth name Simon Francis Neil Lalor
Born 1956 (age 57–58)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Years of service 1976-2010
Rank Major General
Service number 501631
Unit Queen's Regiment
Honourable Artillery Company
Commands held Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Reserves and Cadets)
Battles/wars Operation Banner
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)

Major General Simon Francis Neil Lalor, CB, TD (born 1956) is a British businessman. As a Territorial Army officer, he served as Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Reserves and Cadets) from 2007 to 2010.

Career[edit]

In 1998, he became a director of Britam Defence Limited.[1]

Military service[edit]

On 6 March 1976, having graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Lalor was commissioned as a second lieutenant into the Queen's Regiment, British Army. He was given the service number 501631.[2] On 6 March 1978, he was promoted to lieutenant.[3] On 2 September 1978, he was transferred to the Regular Army Reserve of Officers thereby ending his active, full-time service.[4]

On 3 February 1979, he transferred to the Honourable Artillery Company. He retained the rank of lieutenant and given seniority in that rank from 6 August 1978.[5] He was promoted to captain on 16 April 1984.[6] While an acting major, he was promoted to major on 10 March 1990 which seniority from 1 October 1987.[7] He was promoted to lieutenant colonel on 1 October 1993,[8] and to colonel on 1 July 1996.[9] He was promoted to brigadier on 31 October 2002.[10]

On 1 March 2007, he was promoted to major general and appointed Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Reserves and Cadets).[11] This made him the senior reservist of the British Armed Forces.

Honours[edit]

In August 1991, Lalor was awarded the Efficiency Decoration (Territorial) and the associated post-nominal letters TD.[12] In April 2002, he was awarded the Volunteer Reserves Service Medal.[13] In the 2010 New Year Honours, he was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB).[14][15]

Order of the Bath (ribbon).svg

General Service Medal 1962 BAR.svg Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png MedRibb.jpg MedRibb.jpg

Ribbon Award Details
Order of the Bath (ribbon).svg Companion of the Order of the Bath Awarded 2010
General Service Medal 1962 BAR.svg General Service Medal For service in Northern Ireland
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal Jubilee commemoration medal
MedRibb.jpg Efficiency Decoration (Territorial) For long service
HAC ribbon
MedRibb.jpg Volunteer Reserves Service Medal For long service
HAC ribbon

He was appointed Honorary Colonel of The Honourable Artillery Company on 1 October 1996.[16] His tenure ended on 1 July 1999.[17] On 1 May 2010, he was appointed Honorary Colonel Commandant of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Britam Defence Limited". Duedil. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 46877. pp. 5661–5662. 15 April 1976. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 47480. p. 2899. 6 March 1978. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 47632. p. 10616. 4 September 1978. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 48015. p. 14928. 26 November 1979. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 49856. p. 12023. 3 September 1984. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 52261. p. 14191. 3 September 1990. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 53446. p. 16043. 4 October 1993. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: no. 54500. p. 11141. 19 August 1996. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  10. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 56742. p. 13361. 5 November 2002. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  11. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 58264. p. 3233. 6 March 2007. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  12. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 52640. p. 13055. 23 August 1991. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  13. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 56553. pp. 5257–5259. 30 April 2002. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  14. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 59282. p. 2. 31 December 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  15. ^ "Military Division of New Year Honours List 2010" (pdf). BBC News. 31 December 2009. p. 2. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  16. ^ The London Gazette: no. 54539. p. 13015. 30 September 1996. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  17. ^ The London Gazette: no. 55543. p. 7307. 6 July 1999. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  18. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 59441. p. 10603. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
Military offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Westminster
Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Reserves and Cadets)
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Greg Smith