On Wednesday May 10th, General Sir Nicholas Carter, Chief of the General Staff, presented a very stimulating talk in the Theatre on the broad range of challenges facing the British Army today - and in the future. He explained how the essence of a successful military includes constant self-criticism, an open mind and adaptability. Ideally, problems will have been anticipated long before serious obstacles are encountered, although, as has been the case throughout history, this is not always possible - since the character of conflict and of enemy capability are ever-changing. Strong, clear-sighted, reflective and above all humble leaders are needed for the modern British military.
Three hundred boys and many adults attended the talk and there was a very informed Q and A session, which ran well over the anticipated end time. The event reflected the enormous interest in international affairs and the military at the school.