Sebastian Roberts

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Sir Sebastian Robertson
Born 1954 (age 62–63)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1977–2010
Rank Major General
Commands held London District
Household Division
1st Battalionn Irish Guards
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) is a retired senior British Army officer who served as 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. ^ "No. 59355". The London Gazette (Supplement). 9 March 2010. p. 4054. 
  3. ^ "No. 58642". The London Gazette (Supplement). 18 March 2008. p. 4200. 
  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
Sir William Cubitt
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Abercorn
Colonel of the Irish Guards
Succeeded by
HRH The Duke of Cambridge