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Boots on the Ground: Britain and her Army Since 1945 CANCELLED

Monday 27 March 2017

1 Hour


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We regret to say this event has been cancelled.

One of Britain’s leading soldiers of the last 40 years General Lord Richard Dannatt tells the story of the British Army since the end of World War II and explains how its role has changed against the backdrop of the country’s shifting security and defence policies.

Dannatt looks at the key conflicts, including the wars in Iraq and the troubles in Northern Ireland, and tracks the transformation of the British Army from a force of 2 million in 1945 to fewer than 82,000 in 2015. He explains how Britain has always had ‘boots on the ground’ despite the reducing size of its force and how the army has been shaped by world events from the Cold War to the Good Friday Agreement and the EU referendum.

Dannatt served in the army between 1971 and 2009 and led troops in Ireland and Kosovo. He held the ranks s of Commander-in-Chief, Land Command and Chief of the General Staff. He is now Constable of the Tower of London.

This event is part of a festival series on leadership sponsored by HSBC.