Sebastian Roberts

Major General Sir Sebastian Roberts KCVO OBE

Sir Sebastian was commissioned into the Irish Guards in 1977 and went on to be Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards in London and Northern Ireland.

He was appointed Major General Commanding the Household Division and General Officer Commanding London District in 2003. In 2007, he became the Senior Army Representative at the Royal College of Defence Studies and retired in 2010.

He was Colonel of the Irish Guards from 2008 to 2011, when HRH Prince William of Wales took up the position.

Sir Sebastian became a Trustee for the Royal Armouries in February 2011 and is HM The Queen’s representative.

Did you know?

First commercial steel melting

Benjamin Huntsman of Sheffield is widely credited with the first commercial melting of steel in around 1740, using his crucible process. However, the melting of steel had long been practiced in central Asia and India and was known as Damascus steel.