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Talk by Lt. Col. Nigel Collett

posted 11 Dec 2018, 01:25 by John Leighton   [ updated 11 Dec 2018, 02:57 ]
The Branch organized a very well-attended talk held at the Royal Hong Kong Regiment (the Volunteers) Clubhouse on the evening of Thursday 25 October 2018.

Over 30 Branch members and guests attended a very interesting presentation given by retired Lieut. Colonel Nigel Collett on his experiences serving with the Regiment into which he was commissioned, (1st. Bn. Devon and Dorsets); the Sultan of Oman’s Armed Forces and finally, 1st. Bn. 6th Queen Elizabeth’s Own Gurkha Rifles.

Nigel supplemented his talk with a power point presentation, and a lively question and answer session followed. Great use was made of the cash bar provided by the Volunteers Association, and the Branch thanks the latter for very generously allowing us the use of their wonderful facility located in the Happy Valley Racecourse.

Finally, Nigel has very kindly agreed to give another talk to the Branch in the new year on a date to be decided. The subject of Nigel’s next talk will be the Amritsar massacre at the Jallianwala Bagh in the Punjab, about which Nigel has written a detailed history.

2019 is, of course, the 100th anniversary of this landmark event in British military history.

Photographs from the event can be seen here.