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Fundraising dinner to mark the 75th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden

Photo: General Sir Michael Jackson

 

One of the British Army’s highest profile Generals since World War Two will be the guest of honour at a fundraising dinner to mark the 75th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden.

Allied tanks of British XXX Corps cross the road bridge at Nijmegen during its capture. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

General Sir Michael Jackson will take to the stage for a special interview at the Army Flying Museum on September 17.

His interviewer, at the Middle Wallop-based museum, will be Robert Fox, defence correspondent of the London Evening Standard.

General Sir Michael Jackson

Robert will engage Sir Mike in conversation to explore his views of this key battle in the campaign to defeat Nazi Germany.

Prior to his retirement from the Army in 2006, following a 45 year career, Sir Mike was Chief of the General Staff (CGS), the professional head of the British Army.

Since retiring he continues to speak on military matters and works as a consultant and guest lecturer, and has published an autobiography.

Robert Fox has been a professional reporter, commentator, author and broadcaster for over 40 years.

Robert Fox

He has reported from the front in the Falklands conflict of 1982, the Middle East, including Iraq and the Palestinian territories, Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan.

He has specialised in military and defence matters, security and foreign policy, terrorism and organised crime for nearly 20 years.  Robert worked as a Commissioner for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission from 2012 to 2018.

Doors to the Museum open at 6pm with the dinner, which will be catered for by McCrimmon & Reid, starting at 7pm.

Tickets cost £80 single, £150 double and £750 for a table of 10 – Gold membership discounts of 20 per cent are available.

For more information on the event contact Ella Clayton by calling 01264 781086 or email fundraising@armyflying.com

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