Colonel's Fund to host First Battalion Presentation about OP HERRICK 11 at The Royal Geographical Society on 13 May 2010

22 March 2010

You will recall when we launched The Colonel’s Fund at The Guildhall in February 2008, that the First Battalion had recently just returned from Afghanistan and some of its members were able to join us at the reception. Now, just over two years later, they are once again returning from Helmand and to mark the occasion, they are preparing a major presentation to share their experiences with the Regimental family.

The presentation will take place on 13 May in the Ondaajte Theatre of the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington in London. It is a wonderful location, seating 700 people and equipped with all the latest audio visual technology for the Battalion to use. Afterwards, there will be a reception in the public rooms of the Society.

Since the inception of the Fund, there have been many changes, particularly to compensation levels for those with disabilities. However, what has not changed is the crucial role the Regiment plays in helping the wounded return to as active a life as possible and in caring for the families and loved ones of those killed in action. Furthermore, we are more and more aware of our unique responsibility to keep in touch with former members of the Regiment and their families so as to be on hand when they need us.

We do hope you will join us for the First Battalion’s presentation at the Royal Geographical Society. It is meeting of the Grenadier family at large, with the Battalion as the star attraction. All are most welcome to attend – members of the First Guards Club, the Sergeants Mess Past and Present, the Regimental Association and especially all serving Grenadiers with their families and friends.