Falklands 30th Anniversary Dinner for RMCTF 2012
On the 22nd June 2012 to mark the 30th Anniversary of The Falklands War, The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF) held a fund raising dinner at the Old Government House Hotel & Spa. The RMCTF have set a challenge to reach the sum of £6million by 2014 which is the 350th Anniversary of the Royal Marines and the aim of the dinner was to bring them closer to their goal.
The RMCTF aim to supply long-term support to serving and retired Royal Marines and their dependents, particularly those who have had to leave the marines due to wounds, injury or illness adapt to everyday life. They provide features such as organise adventure training for those returning from operations, fund homecoming events, finance memorials and most importantly provide grants to the next of kin of those who die in service within 48 hours.
Guest speakers included Major General Julian Thompson CB OBE and Colonel Ewen Southby-Tailyour OBE.
– Major General Julian Thompson CB OBE is a military historian and former Royal Marines Officer who as a brigadier commanded 3 Commando Brigade during the Falklands War. On which he has written extensively and also on other aspects of the British Military including the Iraq War.
– Author, sailor and retired Royal Marine, Colonel Ewen Southby-Tailyour OBE, served for 32 years specialising in amphibious vessels from all the NATO countries. He held various appointments in four commando units and served in a number of RN ships. In 1978 he took the initiative to sail around the Falklands and fill a 100+ page notebook with data on harbours, inlets and landing spots etc and today it is still the most comprehensive sailing guide for the area. His knowledge proved valuable in the Falklands War and he has now published 12 books on amphibious –related subjects including one historical novel on the Fawklands.
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