PRESS RELEASE - Ex military chiefs back Trump’s attack on Nato
July 15 2018
NINE of Britain’s most distinguished former military commanders have openly backed President Trump’s attack on Nato spending and accused Europe of being “a free rider on US defence for far too long”.
Top Brass Included: Former Commander of Joint Forces Command, General Sir Richard Barrons, Vice Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham, former Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff, Air Field Marshal Sir Michael Graydon, former Chief of the Air Staff, Rear Admiral Roger LaneNott, former Flag Officer Submarines, Lt General Jonathon Riley, former GOC British Forces Iraq and Deputy Commander ISAF, Afghanistan and Major General Julian Thompson Royal Marines, commander of 3 Commando during the Falklands conflict.
July 2018An Answer to President Trump & A Message to the Prime Minister
"We, the undersigned, have all held senior commands, including fighting commands, across the spectrum in Her Majesty’s Service. We believe that President Trump asks a valid question and that he deserves a serious reply...
July 6 2016
Mametz Wood and the 38th: 'What dark convulsed cacophony' by Lt-Gen Riley
In the first of two written documentaries, Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley describes the events leading up to and during the battle...
July 7 2016
On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the battle of Mametz Wood the first major offensive of World War One for many Welsh soldiers - memorial services are being held across the country. Article by Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley
July 7 2016
Acts of commemoration and reconciliation have been held for the Welsh soldiers who died during the battle of Mametz Wood in northern France 100 years ago... » (see BBC News article)
July 7 2016
PRESS RELEASE - "In Parenthesis" - March 2016
"The cast has been drilled with help from the military: Lt-General Jonathon Riley no less. There’s endearing singing and acting from the American tenor Andrew Bidlack as the hapless but inspired Private Ball; George Humphries, Marcus Farnesworth and Donald Maxwell are first-rate as his fellow squaddies and officers." The Telegraph »
'Just spectacular' - People are full of praise for Cardiff's 'sea of poppies'
Glowing red, a total of 923 illuminated poppies shone on Friday evening outside the Wales Millennium Centre as it hosted the world premiere of the Welsh National Opera’s (WNO) production In Parenthesis... Wales Online »
Museum, archive and library staff from across Wales have attended a prestigious awards event in the National Library of Wales today (Friday 26 February). The Marketing Excellence Awards recognise the fantastic work being done by staff in museums, archives and libraries across Wales, often with very limited resources.
Over forty entries were submitted to this year’s Marketing Excellence Awards from libraries, museums and archive services across Wales. Categories include: demonstrating marketing excellence; joint marketing project of the year and marketing champion of the year.
North Wales’ winners included: Royal Welsh Fusiliers Museum, Denbighshire Libraries, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, Anglesey Archives and National Trust – Erddig.