Clovelly Lectures

May 20, 2017



                                                                     DIRECTOR    :  THE HONOURABLE MRS  ROUS



Saturday May 20th 2017

 “Can NATO defend Britain: What is the Russian threat “ ?



2011 to 2014

General Sir Richard Shirreff KCB, CBE

General Sir Richard Shirreff KCB, CBE was educated at Oundle and Exeter College Oxford. In 1976 he was commissioned into the 14th/20th Kings Hussars.

IRAQ , NORTHERN IRELAND,KOSOVO. General Sir Richard Sir Shirreff saw active service during the Gulf War. He was appointed as Commanding Officer of the King’s Royal Hussars in 1994, deploying to Northern Ireland. He was awarded the Queens Commendation for Valuable Service in November 1995.By 1998, he was promoted to Commander of 7th Armoured Brigade and deployed to Kosovo.

CHIEF OF STAFF and COMMANDER OF THE ALLIED RAPID REACTION CORPS. In 2003 General Shirreff was promoted to Chief of Staff at Land Command, rising to General Officer Commanding 3rd (UK) Mechanised Division and was deployed to Iraq in July 2006. In 2007 he was appointed Commander of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps and promoted to Lieutenant-general.

DEPUTY SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER NATO. In March 2011 Shirreff became Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe and promoted to a Full General. He retired from the post in March 2014.

Honorary Colonel of Oxford University OTC. Honorary Colonel to the Royal Wessex Yeomanry. Advisory Board of Genderforce. General Sir Shirreff is currently the Honorary Colonel of Oxford University OTC and served as the Honorary Colonel to the Royal Wessex Yeomanry from 2005 to 2015.  .

“2017: War with Russia: AN Urgent Warning from Senior Military Command.”

In 2016, Shirreff published a book entitled “2017: War with Russia: An Urgent Warning from Senior Military Command.” War between Russia and NATO would be possible. Britain would have a large role to play.


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Event:                                                   CLOVELLY LECTURES                                        

Speaker:                                              General Sir Richard Shirreff KCB, CBE

Date:                                                    Saturday 20th May, 2017

Location:                                             Clovelly Visitor Centre

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Clovelly welcomes General Sir Richard Shirreff KCB, CBE, to Clovelly’s Forum on World Affairs, International Relations, Security & Defence and Science & Technology. A platform for providing information for informed choices.

Now in its 7th year, Clovelly Lectures has found a reflective and responsive audience. A curiosity and interest in listening and discussing matters that directly impact our lives in a fast changing and confusing economic and political world.