Asian Affairs Dinner Club: Yemen: A Colourful and Challenging Place to be


Former British Army Officer

will talk on the subject of

Yemen: A Colourful and Challenging Place to be

Alistair Galloway was commissioned into the Life Guards in 2002. He served as an armoured formation reconnaissance troop leader on Operation Telic (Iraq). He was initially assigned to the Iraq-Kuwait border to ensure the safety & security of civilians and train & mentor Iraqi security forces & civilian teams. He subsequently secured Abu Al Falus Port on the Shatt Al Arab waterway and received a GOC’s commendation for service. Upon leaving the army in 2007, whilst working in the City, Alistair raised awareness regarding injured servicemen returning from Iraq and Afghanistan through meeting the Prime Minister and other MPs. He continues to remain up-to-date and well briefed on military and defence affairs and now owns and manages two security companies focused separately on the provision of Land and Maritime services in the Middle East, Africa and former Soviet Union. In this talk he will draw on his 13 year connection with the Yemen, looking at its history, updating on the recent challenging events and including some anecdotes alongside descriptions of the character and colour of this beautiful place.

19 January 2015

Where: The meeting will be held at the David Lloyd George Room of the National Liberal Club. Members are asked to arrive in good time to allow dinner to be served promptly at 7.30 pm. A pre-dinner drink will be available from 7.00 pm in the Smoking Room. Dress is Lounge Suit/equivalent. Members may bring guests but they must be informed that the Club’s proceedings are conducted under the “Chatham House Rule”: “When a meeting or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.”

Tickets: RSAA members only: £50 plus subscription to the Asian Affairs Dinner Club (£10 single, £15 couple)

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