Simon Boreham was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident on 12 June 1996.

Simon was educated at Tonbridge School in Kent and graduated in law from Kingston Polytechnic. He joined The Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars in April 1990 and served as a regular officer until October 1998 and continued to serve as a reserve officer in The Queen’s Royal Hussars up until the time of his death.

During his service with the Regiment, he served in the Gulf, Germany and Cyprus. On leaving the Regular Army, Simon became a stockbroker at James Capel in the City of London.

On arrival at the Regiment, Simon immediately found himself being kitted out with his desert clothing for deployment to Saudi Arabia. Throughout the six months in the desert, Simon commanded the Regimental and post-acritical part of the Regiment’s organisation on active service. He handled this with expertise, care and compassion, as well as complete professionalism.

Simon took command of 1st Troop ‘A’ Squadron. He became a fall participant in Regimental life. Highly talented both as a military officer and as a sportsman, he excelled in everything that he turned his hand to.

Simon pursued his love of equestrianism, attending the Italian Military Equitation School in Rome, from where he graduated as an accomplished horseman.

Simon will be not only missed by his family, but also by the family he found in the Regiment.

All those of us who had the privilege and pleasure of serving with him will treasure the memories that we shared together. His spirit will live on in our memories.

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