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New podcast features ABF president General Sir James Everard
In the latest edition of General Talk, president of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, General Sir James Everard, talks candidly about his time in the British Army …
General Sir James Everard took over the presidency of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity from General Sir Mike Jackson last year, having recently retired from an impressive full career in the British Army. General James carried out operational service in Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Iraq and Belgium; and his final appointment was as the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe in Allied Command Operations NATO.
In a new podcast for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, in the General Talk series, General James candidly discusses his recent NATO appointment. Asked if he thinks NATO is still a credible force, he states that it is and adds, ‘With Donald Trump, of course, you always had to have a look at what the Americans were doing as opposed to what he was tweeting.’
General James remembers how honoured he was to be invited by General Sir Mike Jackson to take over his presidency, and expresses his respect for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity by stating, ‘You find time and time again that it is a charity that is the most trusted, the most well governed.’ He goes on to state that, for him, ‘it’s the charity with the strongest foundations and I’ll be really keen to see where we can take it’.
To hear more about General Sir James Everard’s career in the British Army, click here to listen to the latest episode of General Talk, the monthly podcast from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.
General Sir James Everard KCB CBE
General James took over the role of president of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity in April 2020 after a long and successful career in the Army. The role of president is non-executive and unpaid.
Commissioned into the 17th/21st Lancers in 1983, he subsequently commanded at every level in the Army, including the Queen’s Royal Lancers, 20th Armoured Brigade, 3rd (UK) Division, and as Commander UK Field Army. He also served in the UK Permanent Joint Headquarters in Northwood, in the Pentagon and Ministry of Defence, as the 2* Assistant Chief of the General Staff, and later as the 3* Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff for Military Strategy & Operations. During his career he served in Germany, Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Kosovo, Iraq and Belgium. His final appointment was as Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe in Allied Command Operations NATO.
The General Talk podcast
General Talk is a monthly podcast from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. You can listen to the latest episode by clicking here. You can also subscribe and access earlier episodes from the same page.
About ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the Army’s national charity, formed in 1944 to provide a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their families when they are in need. In the past year, we have helped 70,000 members of the Army family in 62 countries across the globe, and funded 89 other charities and organisations to deliver specialist services.
While there is a British Army, there will be The Soldiers’ Charity.
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