Military History & Campaign Studies
Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley (former Commanding Officer of 1st Royal Welch Fusiliers), is a military historian and visiting lecturer at Birmingham University and King's College London, Department of War Studies. Guest speaker, author and lecturer on Military and Defence Security around the globe.
He is also Chairman of Trustees of the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum Trust
Author & Military Historian
"OFT IN DANGER"
The Life and Campaigns of General Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley
One of 17 books written by Jonathon Riley
Oft in Danger was one of the most hotly-anticipated releases from Helion & Company Ltd this year.
Military Technical Advice & Defence Security
During a long and distinguished army career, Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley, commanded British peacekeeping forces in Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Iraq and served for two years from 2007 as the Deputy Commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
He also Deputy Commanding General, Coalition Military Advisory and Training Team Iraq, 2003–2004; Commanding General, Multi-national Division (South-East) and General Officer Commanding British Forces Iraq, 2004–2005
Senior Level Mentoring
Lt-Gen Riley, former Senior mentor for the British Higher Command and Staff Course, NATO Baltic Defence College, and former Senior British Military Advisor to The United States Central Command.
With Campaign medals in every rank, Lt-Gen Riley was awarded the DSO for bravery and distinguished conduct in the Balkans in 1995.
Education & Training Support
Mentoring in current issues of defence security and military affairs;
Jonathon Riley is a Member of Board of Trustees of RUSI and external examiner at Cranfield University.
Here, he discusses the rise and fall of Counterinsurgency and the Afghanistan War - part of the seminar series at the Department of War Studies:
Battlefield Tours & Staff Rides
Working with Anglia Tours and REEP. Battlefield Studies focus not only on historical aspects but also on decision making, co-operation, strategic, operational and tactical challenges.
The Staff Rides are designed specifically for Formation, Tri-Service Headquarters and career courses.
"For the military, it is not simply a question of transmitting the story, but of learning the lessons..."
"The Heat of Battle:"
The Royal Welsh Fusiliers in Egypt and Palestine during the First World War. New exhibition opening on September 22nd, 2017, at Wrexham County Borough Museum & Archives
"I Died in Hell"
(Film premiere November 10th 2017)
Narrated by Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley.
A British Battalion Commander's perspective on what happened in Goražde in the spring of 1995
12th May until 8th July 2017
Wrexham Museum Exhibition "Efforts and Ideals"
Cabinet Secretary gives
Former UK Commanders
'Weeping Poppies' exhibition
Iain Bell's adaptation of the epic poem by Welsh poet David Jones.
As military historian and advisor, Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley discusses.