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Simon Hall RM SBS

Discussion in 'Special Forces' started by Rover, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. Rover

    Rover Moderator

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    From the SBSA

    "We regret to announce the very sad and premature loss of Simon Hall to cancer. Those who remember him will be aware of his many and varied talents which covered the whole range of SBS techniques and beyond.


    After passing out from the Commando Training Centre, Simon served with 45 Commando and specialised as a Mountain Leader Officer before joining the United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF); serving with both 22 Special Air Service Regiment and the Special Boat Service. He accumulated a diverse range of operational experience and played a pivotal role in the development of a significant number of UK and Foreign organisations. Thereafter, he led the UKSF 7 Summits Project, which aimed to climb the highest mountain in every continent. In 2007 he and a team totalling 8 Special Forces personnel made a successful, unguided ascent of Mount Everest with all team members reaching the summit.

    On completing his final tour as SBS Second in Command, and owing to his strong Adventurous Training background, he was appointed Commanding Officer of the Joint Services Mountain Training Centre in 2007 and completed the 7 Summits Project in 2010 after an ascent of Mount Vinson in Antarctica. Simon was an outstanding Special Forces officer whose keen appreciation of the requirements of the Special Forces operative made him a vital component in the latter day evolution of the SBS.

    His personal development, through three of the most challenging military training environments ever conceived, was unique. His delightfully philosophical perspective on the roles of Special Forces was strongly reminiscent of some of their leading wartime forbears, and he would be well deserving of a place in their hall of fame. We have lost a good friend and an inspirational leader, and, in the hackneyed but totally appropriate language of the eulogy, we can justifiably lament that we will not see his like again."
     
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  2. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    An impressive CV. RIP.

    Alan
     
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  3. arny01

    arny01 Ex Pongo.

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    RIP!
     
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  4. DutyWretch

    DutyWretch Royal Marines Commando

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    I remember the Csgt at fassers 2006-07 who was in charge of boat drills/training (was a shakey boat so not sure how he ended up at FPG) mentioning this legend, that had done it all, and back again twice and was a hoofin bloke to boot.

    Cancer truly is an absolute *text deleted*.

    However, his, was the very definition of a life lived.

    RIP Royal
     
  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

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    Terribly sad news. Lt Col Hall left the Service in 2012 and I had the honour of both meeting him and helped process him back into the Service a couple of years back.

    Rest assured, his Testimonial read like a "Boy's Own" adventure story, I only wish I could retell his story. An inspirational, yet unassuming gentleman who I have no doubt will be sorely missed by by his family and colleagues. Rest in Peace.
     
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