On Monday 25th April, more than 100 members of the Society heard a lecture by General Sir Adrian Bradshaw KCB OBE, former Deputy Supreme Commander of all NATO forces in Europe, on “Challenges facing NATO and the UK relating to Ukraine.” If you would like to join the Society, visit “Join Us” on our website www.chelseasociety.org.uk you don’t have to live in Chelsea.
Sir Adrian’s military career encompassed much of the world: including operations in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. He served in an armoured regiment, as a pilot in Army-aviation and with the SAS – and was known as an innovator. As Deputy Supreme Commander of all NATO forces in Europe, he was responsible for planning and operations on behalf of 29 member-nations and many partner nations. In Afghanistan he was responsible for an alliance of 50 countries including 140,000 coalition personnel and 350,000 Afghan National Security Forces.
Today, as well as being Governor of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Sir Adrian lectures in strategy at Kings College London, and has contributed to a House of Lords select committee report on UK foreign policy – https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201719/ldselect/ldintrel/250/250.pdf See paras. 207, 209, 211, 213, 219, 221, 333, 334, 338, 344, 380, and 392.