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Nelson vs Wellington – Live Debate

Join us for a live debate to be held in aid of Alabaré Plymouth Home for Veterans

Nelson vs Wellington

Don’t miss the chance to join this live debate in aid of Alabaré Plymouth Home for Veterans

The debate will be championed by 2 prominent speakers:

Brig Andrew Meek CBE – former CO of The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment

Surg Cdr Peter Brinsden MBBS MRCS LRCP FROG FRGS RN – an active member of The Nelson Society

Nelson vs Wellington - Live Debate

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Entry fee:
Fundraising for:
Plymouth home for veterans
The Commando Forces Officers’ Mess, RMB Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 3QS

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Good to know:
  •  Evening includes a glass of wine and canapés
  • Fully accessible to wheelchair users or those needing disabled access.

Think you know your history?

Both Wellington and Nelson have created history, but we are asking ‘Who better deserves the thanks of his country?’  We are thrilled to offer you the chance to hear first class orators and take part in a lively debate.

So why are we doing this? We are coming together as a community to help those veterans who served, find themselves homeless and now need us to support them.  The money raised will specifically fund our Plymouth Homes for Veterans service and the pathway of support offered to each veteran so they can gain the skills, opportunities and confidence to live fulfilling lives outside of the military.

Just so you know, ticket registration will close on 20th February 2024. Unfortunately we cannot allow admission on the night without a ticket.

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Meet the speakers:

Brigadier Meek is the former Commanding Officer of The Duke of Wellington Regiment. The Association exists to preserve the memory of The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment.

He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2004 for his work, including organising the involvement of troops in high profile national issues such as the fuel crisis, floods, the foot and mouth crisis and the fire service strike.

Surgeon Commander Brinsden has lived in China, the United States, Canada and Hong Kong. After serving as a Ships Medical Officer, he retired from the Royal Navy in 1982 with the rank of Surgeon Commander, and then began training as a gynaecologist. He was appointed Medical Director of Bourn Hall Clinic, the World’s first IVF Clinic in 1989.  He has been an affiliated lecturer at the University of Cambridge’s Clinical School at Addenbrookes Hospital since 1992.  He served as President of the British Fertility Society from 2009-12, was Vice-Chairman of the Nelson Society 2008-11 and elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 2017.

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