OL Spotlight
Major General Simon J.M. Graham CB VR (1984)
Monday 14th August 2023
For this OL Spotlight we're delighted to feature Major General Simon J.M. Graham CB VR (1984), Director Reserves (Army), who has been made a Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB).

Q1. How did it feel to receive this incredible honour?

'I was honoured and humbled to have been recognised in this way for my work with the Army Reserve. The honour is received on behalf of all reservists in the Army who together contribute so much, so willingly and so brilliantly. I was particularly pleased that a number of other Army reservists were also recognised in this New Year’s list, and I hope that this may serve as reaffirmation that regulars and reservists are of one company; all part of the same, amazing British Army team.'

Q2. What's next for you?

'After 38 years I think that’s enough, don’t you? Having been the Army’s most senior reservist, there is nowhere else left to go. So in typical military fashion, I turn to the right, salute, and march off - with a glad heart!'

Simon's time at Loretto:

'I’m very conscious that my first contact with the Army was whilst at Loretto as part of the CCF. I’m immensely grateful to the CCF staff at the time for providing the opportunity to discover my inner confidence and leadership ability, and the encouragement to consider a career in the Army. Although invidious to single anyone out I can’t not give a mention to Roger Whait. Thank you for the inspiration, Roger!'

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