Alans illustrated talk will be entitled “Christmas in the Unholy Land”. Alan will be relating tales of his time as a Territorial Army surgeon at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan dealing with military casualties – a sort of 21st Century M.A.S.H. It will be a most interesting insight into the problems faced by the British Army in such difficult circumstances.
Alan is a retired surgeon specialising in trauma having cut his teeth in the aftermath of the Birmingham pub bomb in the 1970s. He served originally in the Royal Naval Reserve and when he reached their retirement age transferred to the Army and in fact he only returned home from Afghanistan when he reached their kicking out age! This will be a memorable occasion to hear the exploits of one of our Members and it will be commence at 6pm and for £5 there will be a glass of wine and canapés as well!