5 Facts About Simon Weston

1. In February 2014 Simon Weston was named as the nation's most heroic figure in a poll.

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2. In 2012, Simon Weston decided to stand for the post of elected Police and Crime Commissioner for the South Wales Police.

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3. In February 2012 Simon Weston was caught up in an angry exchange with actor Sean Penn, who said it was improper for Prince William to be deployed to the Falklands.

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4. In 2008, Simon Weston criticised the then French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, for failing to attend a war ceremony.

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5. In September 2009 Simon Weston agreed to be President Elect of the Welsh Scout Council and was formally introduced at the Council's annual general meeting at Llandrindod Wells on 31 October 2009.

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