An evening of lectures on Field Marshal Bill Slim
From May 1920 until his command in Burma, Field Marshal Slim was an Indian Army officer. He was known by the rank and file as Slim Sahib, not Uncle Bill. As a result, when he led the huge 14th Army in Burma, comprising mostly Indian, Gurkha, and British troops, he already knew most of his key commanders as friends; he could speak the languages of his men and he understood how to inspire them .
These lectures, delivered by former Gurkha Officers Bob Couldrey, John Mackinlay and Ray Pett, will trace the career of Captain WJ Slim from his first operation on the North West Frontier to his million-strong command in Burma, showing the importance of his twenty years in the Indian Army as a British Gurkha officer.
Join us at the Clothworkers Hall in London, where Slim was previously Master, as we celebrate Slim’s time with the Gurkhas and share how he become to be known as ‘Britain’s Greatest Ever General’.
Tickets are priced at £40.00 and include drinks and canepes after the lectures.
Carriages – 8.30pm