Thursday, 02 July 2015
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As the Strategic Defence and Security Review gathers pace, the annual RUSI Land Warfare Conference held in London, presented an opportunity for the Army to remind a wider audience what it is for in the post-Afghanistan era. A string of senior military figures lead by the Chief of the General Staff took part in a series of panels to consider how the army will occupy itself post-Afghanistan. Nick Watts was there for Defence Viewpoints.

Promotions, redeployments and retirements in the Armed Forces. One stars on the next page

Maj Gen J I Bashall CBE to be promoted Lt General, become Cdr Personnel & Support Training this month (new post)

Brigadier D M Chalmers DSO OBE to be promoted Maj Gen, succeed Brig T J Lai as Dep Commanding Gen III (US) Corps wef July

Maj Gen (Retired) M L Riddell-Webster CBE, DSO to succeed Maj Gen N H Eeles CBE as Governor, Edinburgh Castle. wef July

Maj Gen N D Ashmore OBE to be General Officer Scotland (new post) (remaining Military Secretary) 

Maj Gen S R Skeates CBE to be Standing Force Jt Cdr wef Octobe (new post)

Brig P A E Nanson CBE to be promoted Maj Gen, succeed Maj Gen S R Skeates as Commandant RMA Sandhurst 

Cdre J S WEale OBE to be promoted Rear Adm, appointed ACNS (Scotland) and also succeed Rear Adm J R H Clink OBE as Flag Off Scotlan & N Ireland wef July

108 UK service personnel have been granted state honours by Her Majesty The Queen in the annual birthday honours list. 53 civilians have also been honoured either for work in the Ministry of Defence or in other aspects of UK Defence. They are listed on the next page

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