Jonathan Hall (British Army officer)

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Jonathan Hall
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Photograph of Major General Jonathan Hall dressed as Colonel of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys)
Born 10 August 1944
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1965–1997
Rank Major-General
Commands held Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
12th Armoured Brigade
General Officer Commanding Scotland
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Major-General Jonathan Michael Francis Cooper Hall CB OBE DL (born 10 August 1944) is a retired British Army officer, who served as the General Officer Commanding Scotland and the Governor of Edinburgh Castle from 1995 to 1997.

Career[edit]

Educated at Taunton School and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Hall was commissioned into the 3rd Carabiniers in 1965.[1] He was appointed commanding officer of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards in 1984.[2] He went on to be 12th Armoured Brigade in 1989[3] and Deputy Military Secretary in 1992.[1] He was appointed General Officer Commanding Scotland and Governor of Edinburgh Castle in 1995 and retired in 1997.[4]

On leaving the Army in 1997, he was selected for the post of Lieutenant Governor (CEO equivalent), Accounting Officer and ex-officio Commissioner of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.[5]. He was also given the colonelcy in 1998 of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, a position he held until 2003.[6]

In 1999, he was appointed a member of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms and was involved in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations as well as the Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.[7] He was promoted Standard Bearer in August 2012.[8]

He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1987,[9] a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in 1998,[10][11] and Knight Commander of the Order of Francis I in 2014.[12]

Family[edit]

In 1968 he married Sarah Linda Hudson: they have two daughters.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Debrett's People of Today 1994
  2. ^ "The Queen keeps in tune with the times". The Daily Telegraph. 30 November 2002. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Dorset, This is (14 April 2011). "Royal wedding day honour for retired military officer". Somerset Live. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Old soldier takes castle by storm". The Herald. Glasgow. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Dan Cruickshank (2004). The Royal Hospital Chelsea: The Place and the People. Third Millennium. ISBN 978-1-903942-27-7. 
  6. ^ "The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) at". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 31 December 2008. 
  7. ^ "Dorset man to guard Queen at royal wedding". Dorset Echo. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "APPENDIX TO COURT CIRCULAR". Court Circular. 12 August 2012. The Queen has approved the following promotion within Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms:- Major General Jonathan Hall to be Standard Bearer upon the retirement of Major Michael Webster. The appointment to date from 12th August, 2012. 
  9. ^ "No. 50948". The London Gazette (Supplement). 13 June 1987. pp. 1–25. 
  10. ^ "Military Page – Army". BBC News. 31 December 1997. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "New Year Honours: The Prime Minister's List". The Independent. 31 December 1997. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  12. ^ "New Constantinian Order and Order of Francis I Knights and Dames invested". Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George. 25 April 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Michael Scott
GOC Scotland
1995–1997
Succeeded by
Mark Strudwick