General Sir Michael David “Mike” Jackson GCB CBE DSO DL will deliver the Richard Dimbleby Address as the next Lecture in our series on November 10th. A retired British Army officer and one of its most high-profile generals since the Second World War, Jackson was originally commissioned into the Intelligence Corps in 1963, and transferred to the Parachute Regiment, with whom he served two of his three tours of duty in Northern Ireland. In 1994, Jackson served his first tour in the Balkans, where he commanded a multi-national division of the Implementation Force. Following a staff job back in the UK, he was appointed commander of NATO’s Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) in 1997. He returned to the Balkans with the ARRC during the Kosovo War. Upon his return to the UK, Jackson was promoted to full general and appointed Commander-in-Chief, Land Command, the second-most senior position in the British Army. After three years as Commander-in-Chief, Jackson was appointed Chief of the General Staff (CGS), the professional head of the British Army, in 2003. Jackson speaks on military matters and works as a consultant and guest lecturer. His autobiography is Soldier.
The lecture starts at 6:30pm (doors open 6:00pm), in the Patrick Troughton Theatre. All our lectures are free of charge – click here to view details of the upcoming series or to book tickets through our online booking system, click here.