1 - RWF London Welsh St David's Day luncheon, Athenaeum Club
3 - 11.00 Cadw (Welsh Historic Monuments)
15.00 WMS Firearms Services
19.00 RWF Carmarthen Branch St David's Day dinner
15 - Book launch, News from Nowhere
17 - Welsh Government WW 1 Commemorations
22 - Security Forward (City of London) - The Honourable Artillery Company Headquarters in the City of London
Dinner speaker was Lt Gen Jonathon Riley, who served in the British Army for forty years and had a full and varied career, mostly abroad on active service and he held commands on operations at every level from platoon to a Corps, in Northern Ireland, Central America, the Balkans, Sierra Leone, Iraq and the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan. He was awarded a DSO for bravery and distinguished conduct in 1995 and the NATO Meritorious Service Medal in 2008.
23 - King's College London Postgrad Seminars, Syria
24-28, Baltic Defence College, Tartu Estonia
29 - 30, RWF Trust, Wrexham
Brussels chief's vision for a Euro army ...
Pooling EU resources risked encouraging member states to cut defence budgets even further, former Major General Julian Thompson warned.
In his Veterans for Britain report he said EU defence integration plans risked dragging the UK into ‘procurement coordination’ via a ‘defence single market’.
EU SUPERSTATE: Jean Claude Juncker reveals MAJOR power grab plan for future of the bloc
The Veterans for Britain report reveals that the EU wants to be autonomous in decision making and replicate the military alliance’s work.
It also notes that Foreign Office minister said the UK “might want to be involved” in the new arrangement. Maj Gen Thompson said: “The UK needs to keep well clear of this threat to our national security. "The more we get ourselves mired in these plans, the more our unique intelligence relationship with the US risks being weakened.”
Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley