We would be delighted if you are able to join us at the Speaker’s Dinner at which LSgt Johnson Beharry VC of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment will speak.
The event will take place at Army Reserve Centre, Farnham, GU9 9QB.
Beharry was awarded the Victoria Cross having carried out two individual acts of heroism while serving in Iraq in 2004, saving the lives of his platoon.
On May 1st 2004 he was driving a Warrior Tracked Armoured Vehicle which was hit by multiple rocket propelled grenades. His platoon suffered multiple casulaties resulting in Beharry having to steer his vehicle through the open hatch. With his head exposed to small arm fire, Beharry drove the Warrior through the ambush to safety and still under fire, extracted his wounded comrades.
Just a month later, on June 11th, Beharry was driving the lead Warrior of his platoon through Al Amarah. The platoon were ambushed and Beharry received serious shrapnel injuries to his head. Despite his life-threatening injuries, Beharry drove the vehicle out of the ambush area before losing consciousness.
He required brain surgery for his injuries, and he was still recovering in March 2005 when he was awarded the Victoria Cross. This is an exceptional story.
Tickets are just £25 per person. A drinks reception will begin at 7.15pm and the talk from Johnson Beharry will begin at 7.45pm.
Dinner will be served at around 8.15pm. There will be a cash bar for wine and other drinks.
Please download the ticket application form here and return it no later than Friday 24th November 2017. All applicants will be accepted unless you hear otherwise. If you require an acknowledgment please provide us with an email address or a stamped addressed envelope.