Gallipoli Memorial Lecture: The Gloved Fist – Flexible Utility in Defence and Security

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Commodore Paul BennettThis year’s Gallipoli Memorial Lecture will explore the enduring characteristics of amphibious forces by drawing lessons from the Gallipoli Campaign. As Commander of the Amphibious Task Group, Commodore Paul Bennett OBE Royal Navy will reflect on these conclusions where they apply to the modern defence and security environment. 
Commodore Paul Bennett OBE Royal Navy has been Commander of the Amphibious Task Group since May 2009. After university, he joined the Royal Navy in 1985 and in a varied career has commanded at sea in each rank, including taking HMS DARING, the first Type 45 Destroyer, to sea for the first time. A tour in the UK Ministry of Defence, two in Navy Headquarters and six months in Baghdad have been his highlights ashore.

The Gallipoli Memorial Lecture was until 2001 held annually at Eltham Church in south-east London. Subsequently, the Gallipoli Memorial Lecture Trust requested that RUSI carry on the tradition of an annual lecture. Lectures have since been delivered on the great issues of present day defence and security.

An optional £10 sandwich lunch shall be available from 1215.

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