The Royal British Legion – Batcombe and District Branch ANNUAL LECTURE

Screen Shot 2015-09-08 at 13.50.20We are extremely fortunate this year to have Lt. Gen. Sir Robert Fry KCB, CBE as our speaker; he will be giving an illustrated talk in Batcombe Village Hall on Friday 9th October at 6pm.

General Rob had a glittering career becoming Commandant General of The Royal Marines and finally being appointed Deputy Commander Coalition Forces in Iraq. He also served in N. Ireland, Gulf, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.

He is widely regarded for his public speaking; predictably, while his subject is set within the context of the First World War, he has decided to take an altogether different slant concentrating not on the battles and tactics, but giving an insight into the characters of the commanders, the human side of their relationships and the consequences these had on the decisions they took. In his words he is concerned with “Myths, lies and personal prejudices”!

You need to pre-order your place with Niall Warry at [email protected] or tel. 01749 838816.

Cheques made out please to Royal British Legion Batcombe Branch or Help for Heroes, £10-00 each person including a glass of wine.