Operation HERRICK 13 The Irish Guards in Afghanistan
Thursday 21st July 2011
Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, London
An evening in aid of the Irish Guards Appeal
The Commanding Officer will lead a team of speakers from 1st Battalion Irish Guards, in a presentation on the Battalions tour in Helmand which took place between September 2010 - April 2011. It will be followed by a reception.
The presentation will bring the tour to life and will explain the two distinct roles that the Micks found themselves fulfilling in Helmand mentoring the Afghan National Army and providing ground holding companies.
The Exhibition road doors will open at 1800 and the lecture will start at 1830. It will last for approximately an hour and will be followed by a Q&A session. There will be an operational multiple present also, carrying the kit and equipment that the modern infantryman uses in Afghanistan. The reception is expected to run from 2000 2200 hrs.
The venue has a capacity of 500 people; we anticipate substantial overbooking so Quis members are advised to book early.
Guests are more than welcome and there is no limit on the number of tickets one can purchase.
Tickets will cost £30 per person with all proceeds going to the Irish Guards Appeal (http://www.irishguardsappe​al.com/).
1.To book tickets, please pay the money into the following account. You can make an electronic transfer online, pay over the counter or pay over the phone.
i.Name : Irish Guards Post Afghanistan Lectures Fund
iiSort Code : 16-19-26
iiiAccount Number : 10874149
Please ensure you add your name as a reference to the payment and please email Maj Robert Money to let him know that you have paid firstname.lastname@example.org
The alternative is to send a cheque to Maj R P Money, 1st Battalion Irish Guards, Victoria Barracks, Sheet Street, WINDSOR, SL4 4HQ along with your contact details. Please only use this method as a last resort as time is short!
Once you have paid, Maj Money will be in touch, letting you know your name has been added to the guest list that will be with the ushers on the door. There will be no physical tickets, just a simple list of names on the door.