I was delighted that HRH The Countess of Wessex opened Stoll Veterans Centenary Lodge, in Aldershot yesterday. 34 first-class homed for veterans in the heart of Aldershot. I was honoured to attend and it was great also to meet Duncan Allan (2 PARA) & Craig Weatley (Scots Guards).
Good luck and God-speed to 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards deploying tonight to Iraq. And thanks Colonel Piers and his team for the brew in Lille Barracks, Aldershot - it was great to catch up with old friends, including Major Proudfoot OC HQ Company..!
Fanstastic day at the Gurkha Cup on Queen’s Ground, Aldershot on Saturday. Huge thanks to the organisers, Tamu Dhee UK, to the Brigade of Gurkhas for sending the band and the RLC Silver Stars para display team - magnificent!
Thanks to Sean Usher for letting me in the commentary box at this year’s hugely successful Donkey Derby in Farnborough. Huge thanks to all local Rotarians for their hard work in making it happen - it was a massive turnout and bumper crowd.