Fusiliers Association

1st Bn Royal Fusiliers and Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (London) Branch of the Fusiliers Association


invites attendance at


The Third Annual Memorial Lecture,

on Wednesday 23rd May 2018

 – 6.00pm for 6.30pm

in the Church of St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate, London EC1

(at the junction of Holborn Viaduct and Giltspur Street)


when Field Marshal The Lord Guthrie GCB LVO OBE DL

will speak on


“The Morality and Tradition of the Just War”


Charles Guthrie attended Harrow School and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst before being commissioned into the Welsh Guards in 1959. He served with the SAS, 1965-69 and commanded 1st Battalion Welsh Guards in Berlin and Northern Ireland, 1977-80.  Command of 4th Armoured Brigade, 1982-84 was followed by a succession of senior appointments – Chief of Staff 1 (BR) Corps, GOC North East District/2nd Infantry Division, Commander 1 (BR) Corps, C-in-C British Army of the Rhine 1992-94, Chief of the General Staff 1994-97 and Chief of the Defence Staff 1997-2001.


After retirement from the Army, he has been a Director of N. M. Rothschild & Sons and of Petropavlovsk PLC.  He has numerous charitable interests, including as President of the Federation of London Youth Clubs, from 2001 onwards; President of the Army Benevolent Fund, 2002-11; President of Caritas Anchor House, a charity which supports homeless people;  Chairman, The Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth, and St. John’s Hospice.  He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers.  His recreational activities include tennis and opera.


This lecture is free of charge, but there will be a retiring collection for the Chapel. Allowing time for questions, the lecture is likely to end at about 7.30pm, but further discussion may take place informally over a glass of wine afterwards.  Those wishing to attend are asked to send their names by e-mail to mjd451@gmail.com by Wednesday 16th May.  Bids will be confirmed, but no hard-copy tickets will be issued.



Michael Dudding

Chairman, Royal Fusiliers Memorial Chapel Committee

17 February 2017


1st Bn Royal Fusiliers and Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (London) Branch of the Fusiliers Association


Ray O'Brien

5 Ashurst Drive, Worth, Crawley,

West Sussex RH10 7FS

Tel: 07988 833944

Email: rayobn1@gmail.com



Colonel M J Dudding OBE TD DL



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