One of the highest profile Generals for the British Army since the Second World War will be the guest of honour at a fundraising dinner at the Army Flying Museum this September.

General Sir Michael Jackson will be taking to the stage in a special interview at on 17 September to mark the 75th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden and will be interviewed by Robert Fox, Defence Correspondent of the London Evening Standard.

Robert will engage Sir Mike in conversation to explore his views of this key battle in the campaign to defeat Nazi Germany.

For more information on the event contact Ella Clayton by calling 01264 781086 or email

Top award for 5 Rifles soldier

A soldier from 5 RIFLES, Rifleman Connor O’Halloran has just won the Chief of the General Staff’s Innovation competition with his submission titled “Information Manoeuvre, Human Networks and Magic”.

Connor, who speaks fluent Arabic and basic Russian and was serving with 77 Brigade when he submitted his proposals for new ways of using social media on operations which, he says, could influence allies and adversaries alike.

In his 37-page submission he outlined ways of using social media to ‘get the message out’, and in the second half of his paper he gave ideas about better educating students in schools and universities to recognise ‘fake news’.

For his efforts he won an iPad Air and a year’s subscription to the Royal United Services Institute.

Adam’s fundraising effort

Lance Corporal Adam Tubb who serves with 15 Signal Regiment, newly arrived at Perham Down, is leading a fundraising effort to pay for proton beam therapy for his one-year-old niece Isabelle who has a brain tumour.

Bella has already had the tumour removed and is undergoing chemotherapy but the only treatment that may cure is Proton Beam Therapy. This may or may not be available to her on the NHS and is currently not offered to under 3s.

Adam has started crowdfunding to raise the £250,000 needed for the therapy. “If the treatment does become available on the NHS,” said Adam, “the funds raised will go to other charities.”