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All Saints Lecture 2022: Sir Freddie Viggers

Event Location: King Edward VII Memorial Hall,, Upper Clatford, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 7QS
£12.00
You can book and purchase tickets by clicking the "Buy Tickets" below. Details of all three talks are provided along with payment instructions for bank transfer or payment by cheque.
Monday 7th February 2022
7:00pm – 10:00pm

Details

A life of Service to Queen, comrades and country by Lieutenant General Sir Freddie Viggers KCB CMG MBE DL

Lieutenant General Sir Freddie Viggers had a professional career in Germany, Northern Ireland, Bosnia-Herzegovina and was deployed to Baghdad in 2003 as the most senior British Officer on the ground following the fall of Iraq. His evidence at the Chilcott enquiry in 2009 was highly critical of the Government's strategic handling of the situation after the Regime collapsed.

Freddie was Adjutant General (2005-8) and often locked horns with the Ministry of Defence over resources to improve the lot of the Soldier and their families, appealing for improved accommodation, pay and conditions and better compensation for the wounded. He also oversaw the Court Martial of 7 soldiers charged with the murder of Baha Mousa in southern Iraq.

After retiring in 2009, Freddie assumed the role of Black Rod. The very public role Black Rod plays in the Palace of Westminster is well known, but the ceremonial and security responsibilities may not. Freddie was forced to retire one year later after a life-changing stroke.

Freddie's talk will draw out how his life’s lessons, across a fascinating career, prepared him for both the anticipated and unanticipated events in his life.

This is the second of three Lectures in the 2022 All Saints Winter Lecture Series - with all money raised going to the All Saints' Roof Restoration Fund https://www.hugofox.com/community/upper-clatford-15048/all-saints-roof-restoration-project/.

Please download the attached flyer for details of all three talks which we hope you will find interesting and enjoyable.

Buying your tickets for any or all three of the Lectures

Tickets are £12.00 each.

You can book and purchase tickets by clicking this link https://forms.office.com/r/QYYcksFvj3. Details of all the talks are provided along with payment instructions for bank transfer or payment by cheque.

If you can, please book online to minimise administration!

If this is dificulult, tickets can also be purchased at the Clatford Village Store, Greenfields Farm Shop or Abbotts Anne Village Shop. You will be asked to provide your name and telephone number because we may need to contact you in the event of a further C-19 Lockdown, as we will have to switch to online lectures.

The Hall is open from 19.00 and the Bar open. The Lectures start at 19.30 sharp.

There is adequate parking behind the Village Hall.

Contact Information

Charles Crosthwaite Eyre

  • 07730 304 290
  • 01264 352530

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