*Fully Booked* Lecture and Curry Lunch – Slim Sahib
Slim Sahib – The early career of the Greatest British Gurkha Officer.
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 . This presentation 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.
Speakers: Bob Couldrey, John Mackinlay and Ray Pett.
This event is now fully booked however there will be an opportunity to view the lecture online in July 2021.