Marking the 30th Anniversary of the Falklands Invasion
Back to the Front - Michael Nicholson OBE on some amusing moments between Wars
This was a successful event held on Wednesday 28 March Cavalry & Guards Club, Picadilly, London.
JST would like to thank Michael for an excellent presentation. He has a published book "A State of War Exists" and also offers battlefields tours which he is leads.
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Michael Nicholson OBE is one of the most travelled, most decorated and longest serving television correspondents. To read more about him, click here
He arrived in the Falklands a few weeks after the Invasion, as chief reporter for ITN.
Michael was approached by JST Watchleader Allen Chubb and asked to talk at this event which is being organised by the 2/6 Heavers (London Branch of JST). At that time he was due to go to the Falklands a few weeks later to help make a documentary "Return to the Falklands" (which was due to be shown on Tuesday 20th March at 2100 on ITV 1).
Allen's aim for the event was to raise some funds for JST and to publicise the Trust's work in rehabilitating injured servicepeople, with a view to encouraging more of them to sail on the tall ships Lord Nelson and Tenacious. Allen had recently sailed on Lord Nelson in the Canaries with some injured Royal Marines and had also met some other servicemen who were about to come on board there and were missing some limbs.
He wanted to choose a military venue for the event and so he therefore approached the Cavalry & Guards Club who very kindly agreed to the use of their Peninsular Room which is large enough to house an audience of 120 and also to the use of their adjacent Waterloo Room for food and drink and a display on JST's work with wounded soldiers.