QUAL Annual Lecture
Tuesday 27th March 2012 at the London School of Economics
“The military, politicians and people. Marching in step?”
General Sir Roger Wheeler, formerly Chief of the General Staff and Honorary Colonel of Queen’s University OTC, will deliver the 2012 lecture under the above title. He will address the subjects of relations between the military and politicians, recent deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, the latest position with defence reviews and overseas commitments, and finally relations between the military and the general public and the issues of wounded personnel and bereaved families.
On graduating from Oxford Roger Wheeler followed his father into the Royal Ulster Rifles and immediately saw service in the Borneo Campaign of 1964. Before commanding 2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rangers he was in Cyprus for the emergency in ’74 and then in Rhodesia with Field Marshal Carver for talks with Ian Smith. He served as Chief of Staff in the Falklands and Chief of the General Staff until 2000. Since leaving the Army he has been Constable of the Tower of London, and a director or military adviser to Eurotunnel, Thales plc, Aegis Defence Services and most recently the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq War.
Lecturer: General Sir Roger Wheeler GCB, CBE.
Venue: Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics.
Dress: Suit / smart casual
Lecture: 6.45pm sharp
Refreshments: 8.00pm (food & beverages)
Cost: £25 per member £30 per non-member / guest (note – tickets will not be issued)
Entrance to the New Academic Building is at the south-west corner of Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Car parking is normally readily available around the square without charge after 6.30PM.
Please return your booking form and payment (cheques made out to QUAL) to arrive not later than 20th March to:
Louise Cook, Invest NI, 10 Storey’s Gate, London SW1 3AY
For further information contact Louise on firstname.lastname@example.org Please note numbers attending have to be limited; places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.