Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley CB DSO PhD MA FRHistS

Military Historian, Author, Visiting Lecturer & Defence Security Advice


Jonathon Riley

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


Oft in Danger General Sir Anthony Farrar-HockleyJonathon Riley - Author & Military Historian

"OFT IN DANGER"
The Life and Campaigns of General Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley

Launched at London’s Oriental Club on Wednesday 23 September.

Oft in Danger was one of the most hotly-anticipated releases from Helion & Company Ltd this year.

Read the Press Release here »


Visiting LecturerMilitary Technical Advice & Defence Security

During a long and distinguished army career, Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley, former honorary Colonel of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, commanded British peacekeeping forces in Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Iraq & Afghanistan and served for 2 years from 2007 as the deputy commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.


military historianSenior 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.


Educations & Training SupportEducation & Training Support

Mentoring in current issues of defence security and military affairs; 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: War Studies Talk »


AuthorBattlefield 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..."

 

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  • April 2017

    european defence policy threadbare

    Former UK Commanders claim 'European defence policy threadbare'

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  • October 2016

    royal welsh fusiliers, fighting on all fronts

    'Weepig Poppies' exhibition
    Caernafon Castle » »

  • Sept 12th - Nov 26th 2016

    royal welsh fusiliers, fighting on all fronts

    New exhibition – Fighting On All Fronts:

    The Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the First World War Opening at Wrexham County Borough Museum, Admission is Free

    Read more here »

  • Oct 2016

    THE BATTLE WITHIN
    A Soldiers Story

    By Neil Spencer

    Foreward by Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley...

    In many ways, Neil Spencer was a typical young Royal Welch Fusilier.

    Read more here »

    July 2016

    THE BATTLE WITHIN
    A Soldiers Story

    By Neil Spencer

    Foreward by Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley...

    In many ways, Neil Spencer was a typical young Royal Welch Fusilier.

    Read more here »

  • July 2016

    Visions of World War One

    How Welsh artists portrayed the First World War. Jonathon Riley examines the work of artist and poet, David Jones...

    BBC Wales Documentary

     

    Watch the video here »

  • July 2016

    100th anniversary of the
    Battle for Mametz Wood

    Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley examines the events leading up to and during the battle - In Two Parts

    BBC NEWS

    Read more here »

  • July 2016

    In Parenthesis

    Iain Bell's adaptation of the epic poem by Welsh poet David Jones.

    As military historian and advisor, Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley discusses.

     

    Watch the video here »

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