Second Annual Memorial Lecture – City Events

Wednesday, 10th May 2017

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The Royal Fusiliers Memorial Chapel Committee invites attendance at the Second Annual Memorial Lecture. 10 May 2017, 6:00-6:30pm in the Church of St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate, London EC1.

General The Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL, will speak on The Law, Morality and Armed Conflict.

Richard Dannatt attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Durham University, being commissioned into The Green Howards in 1971. In 1973 he was awarded the Military Cross whilst serving in Northern Ireland. He commanded 1st Battalion The Green Howards in 1989-91 and thereafter went on to a succession of important command appointments: 4th Armoured Brigade, 1994-96 including deployment in Bosnia; 3rd Mechanised Division and command of British forces in Kosovo, 1999-2000; Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, 2003-05; Commander-in-Chief, UK Land Forces, 2005-06; culminating in his appointment as Chief of the General Staff (CGS) between 2006 and 2008.

He served as Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff, 2001-02. In 2002 he gained his Army Flying “Wings” as a pilot, before becoming Colonel, Commandant of the Army Air Corps. In 2003-05 he was closely involved with planning for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. After his retirement as CGS, he served as Constable of H. M. Tower of London between 2009 and 2016. In 2010 he was ennobled and sits as a Crossbench member in the House of Lords. He is a frequent commentator on radio and television on current affairs. He has numerous charitable interests, including as President of Help for Heroes.

This lecture is free of charge, but there will be a retiring collection for the chapel. Allowing time for questions, the lecture is likely to end at about 7.20pm, but further discussion may take place informally over a glass of wine afterwards. Those wishing to attend are asked to send their names by e-mail to mjd451@gmail.com by Wednesday 3 May. Bids will be confirmed, but no hard-copy tickets will be issued.

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