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Deputy Commander NRDC - IT

Major General The Honourable SEYMOUR MONRO CBE

2001 - 2003

Major General Seymour MONRO was commissioned in the Queen's Own Highlanders in 1970 from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where he won the Sword of Honour. With the 1st Battalion Queen's Own Highlanders he was successively a Platoon Commander, Intelligence Officer, Operations Officer, Adjutant, Company Commander and Commanding Officer; and served in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Germany and Hong Kong. He commanded the Battalion on operations in Belfast and in the Gulf War where he was also commander of the Armoured Delivery Group.

He has been an instructor at the Scottish Infantry Depot Glencorse, The All Arms Tactics Division Warminster and the Army Staff College Camberley. His staff appointments have been SO3 Intelligence at Headquarters 39 Infantry Brigade, Military Assistant to the Commander 1st British Corps, and Colonel General Staff in the Ministry of Defence. He has attended the Canadian Command and Staff Course Toronto, the Higher Command and Staff Course Camberley, and the Australian College of Defense and Strategic Studies in Canberra.

Major General Monro commanded 39 Infantry Brigade from April 1994 to December 1995. This was his ninth tour of duty in Northern Ireland for which he has variously been mentioned in dispatches, twice, received a GOC's Commendation and appointed CBE.

He was President of the Regular Commissions Board from October 1996 to January 1998, during which time he undertook a six month tour as Deputy Chief Operations SFOR in Bosnia for which he was awarded the US Meritorious Service Medal. He assumed the appointment of Director of Infantry and was appointed and ADC to HM The Queen on 12 January 1998. He relinquished these appointments on 27 June 2001.

On 19 November 01 he became Deputy Commander of the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps.

Major General Monro and his wife Angela have 3 sons, Harry, Alexander and Robert. Their family home is in Morayshire, Scotland. His interests include game shooting, deer stalking, fishing, rugby, golf, photography, reading and travel. He is a Governor of Glenalmond College Perth, Adjutant of the Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, and a Vice President of the Forres Branch of The Royal British Legion Scotland.