We were delighted to discover recently that OV Lt Col Rob Poole RAMC (H 93-98) was awarded an OBE in the delayed Queens Birthday honours.
Rob says, “I was awarded it for services to the army as an army doctor both in the UK and overseas. It really was a great honour, privilege and massive surprise. I feel very lucky to have had so many amazing experiences and have worked with some fantastic people.”
Rob was involved with CCF as a pupil at King’s and kindly returned to school as our Remembrance Day Speaker in 2019 when he gave an inspiring address to the school in Worcester Cathedral.
Rob was sponsored by the army through St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, qualifying in 2003. Following a year of house jobs, he became a Regimental Medical Officer to 1PWRR and deployed to Iraq. In 2009 he completed his GP training and since then has been a front-line medical officer. He has served with several units and deployed again to Iraq, to Afghanistan and several other locations. He also served with the Welsh Guards whilst on ceremonial duties in London.
He has been a Senior Medical Officer of a large garrison and medical centre. His most recent assignment is working in the Ministry of Defence as part of the team in charge of medical operations and plans.
Many congratulations Rob on this wonderful achievement.