News from the Green Howards
THE FRIENDS AGM AND ANNUAL LECTURE 14TH MAY 2009
This year the AGM will be held on Thursday 14th May 2009, 6.30pm at the 4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, Worsley Barracks, Fulford Road, York. This will be followed by the Colonel Geoffrey Powell lecture. In a change to the published programme the lecture will be given by Sir Richard Dalton.
Sir Richard Dalton is a diplomat whose family has been connected with Hauxwell in lower Wensleydale since the mid-17th century. Sir Richard joined the diplomatic service in 1970 and became a Middle East specialist. Both he and his wife Elisabeth have a good knowledge of the Arabic language and over the past 17 years have been in six Middle East countries. From 1993-7, he was the consul general in Jerusalem and, in effect, ambassador to the Palestinian Authority during the early years of the peace process. After serving as director of personnel in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1998-9, he was sent as ambassador to Libya after a 17-year break in relations and in 2002, he was moved to Iran as Her Majesty's ambassador to Tehran.
In July 2005 Sir Richard was listed in the Queen's Birthday Honours List as receiving the KCMG - Knight Commander of St Michael and St George. He and Elisabeth have four grown-up children: Mary is an intensive care nurse; William is a police officer; Chloe is research assistant to John Maples MP; and Arthur is a fourth-year medical student in Manchester.
The format for the evening will be:
6.30pm - 7.00pm - Reception Drinks
If you would like tickets for this event please send a cheque for £15 per person to: Richard Inman, Greenside, Station Lane, Harrogate. HG3 3RW.