The 5th edition of this annual black tie fundraising event, inclusive of a delicious four course meal and matching wines, plus a charitable auction to raise much needed funds in support of Help for Heroes, the British charitable organisation helping those wounded in Britain's armed forces. With truly outstanding speakers every year, this event was pleased to present best-selling British military historian and author, Antony Beevor, F.R.S.L., and British Conservative Party Politician and Member of Parliament, Adam Holloway, M.P. Guest speaker, Beevor has published several popular histories on the Second Worlds War and 20th century in general, his best-known works, Stalingrad and Berlin – The Downfall 1945, recount of World War II battles between the Soviet Union and Germany. Guest speaker, Holloway was commissioned in the British Army and served with the Grenadier Guards, during his military service he engaged in combat during the Gulf War and elsewhere, being promoted to the rank of Captain.
2016 Guest Speakers
Antony Beevor F.R.S.I.
Descended from a long line of writers, Antony James Beevor has published several popular histories on the Second World War and 20th century in general. His best-known works, the best-selling Stalingrad and Berlin - The Downfall 1945, recount the World War II battles between the Soviet Union and Germany. They have been praised for their vivid, compelling style, their treatment of the ordinary lives of combatants and civilians and the use of newly disclosed documents from Soviet archives. Overall, his works have been translated into over 30 languages with over 6 million copies sold.
Adam Holloway, M.P.
Prior to his election to the Parliament in 2005 to represent the Kent constituency of Gravesham, Adam Holloway was commissioned in the British Army and served with the Grenadier Guards. During his military service he engaged in combat during the Gulf War and elsewhere, being promoted to the rank of Captain. After leaving the Army, he worked as an investigative journalist with ITN, World in Action, Panorama and the Sunday Times, with an award winning documentary series for ITC called "No Fixed Abode" in which he spent three months homeless on London streets in 1991, highlighting the plight of the capital's growing homeless population and particularly those with mental health issues.