SAVE THE DATE Thursday 12 September 2019, 7:00pm to 10:30pm
The HAC, Armoury House, City Road, London EC1Y 2BQ
Black Tie or Mess Kit with miniatures
Tickets will soon be available, please indicate your interest by emailing the Clerk.
You are invited to join in celebration of our affiliations with the three service defence communications teams at a formal dinner in the HAC’s Armoury House. The HAC is the London home of the Honourable Artillery Company, a charity incorporated by Henry VIII in 1537 whose primary charitable purpose is the support of the Regiment which bears its name.
We are delighted to have as our guest of honour, General Sir Nick Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of the Defence Staff (biography below) who will be addressing us after dinner. As Chief of the Defence Staff, he is the professional head of the Armed Forces and principal military adviser to the Secretary of State for Defence and the government. His role reports to the Secretary of State and the Prime Minister. He is a champion of effective communications and an advocate for the three services.
The Armoury House of the HAC is a superb location, just minutes walk from any City office. It is an 18th century mansion brimming with the Company’s long and rich history.
If you have any questions or would like more information then please email email@example.com.
General Sir Nick Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen
General Sir Nick Carter joined the Army in 1977 as an 18 year old and commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst into The Royal Green Jackets, an infantry regiment. During his early career he served in Germany during the Cold War, in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, in Cyprus with the UN and in command of a battalion on operations in Bosnia and Kosovo.
Latterly he has had tours of duty in Iraq as a brigade commander in 2003/4 and repeated tours of Afghanistan between 2002 and 2013. He was responsible on his first tour for the initial design of Provincial Reconstruction Teams and the Afghan National Army. He commanded 55,000 NATO troops in Regional Command South during the Afghan ‘surge’ and in his last tour led the transition process with the now President Ghani as the Deputy Commander of the NATO mission.
Between these deployments he has had appointments in personnel policy and training, running the Army’s Resources and Programme in the Ministry of Defence, as the Director of Land Warfare, and he led the team that reorganised the Army following the 2010 Security and Defence Review – what is known as Army 2020.
He has been the Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army since 2014, leading it through the most recent Security and Defence Review in 2015. He assumed the appointment of Chief of the Defence Staff in June 2018.