Former SAS Soldier Ken Hames - Speaker Night
We welcome former SAS soldier turned TV celebrity Ken Hames as a special guest of Billericay Round Table for our business meeting. The normal format of the business meeting will remain, however all reports will be "as circulated" so that we can enjoy the company of our respected and esteemed guest.
Ken is a master of many things and the experiences he will share with us will leave you in awe of his amazing achievements in life.
Tickets: £22.50 to include a 3-course meal and your first beer
- 11th July 2012
- Ivory Rooms, 66 Laindon road, Billericay, Essex
- CM12 9LD
Ken Hames started his personal odyssey by joining the British Army as a 16 year old recruit in 1973. He left the army some two decades later as a Major, in command of 600 men. He is one of the very few British officers to have worn the red beret of the Parachute Brigade, the green beret of the Royal Marines and the sand beret of the Special Air Service.
After serving in West Germany as a tank driver, he was selected to attend the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in 1976 (SMC and RCC 13), returning to serve as a Platoon Commander in Germany with the British Army of the Rhine. Ken joined the Queen's Regiment, before serving on an exchange program with the Royal Marines, with whom he served as a Captain in the Falklands War and was at the liberation of Port Stanley.
Ken was one of the last guards of former Nazi Rudolf Hess at Spandau Prison in then West Berlin. He then joined the Special Air Service, where after a period of service he commanded Britain’s anti-terrorist team for one year. Ken then rejoined the active part of the unit, and served in the First Gulf War. He served for the majority of his time in the Army with the Queen's Regiment and, after amalgamation, the Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment, before finishing his service as Second in Command of the Infantry Training Centre, Catterick.
Needless to say, Ken will be one of the most illustrious guests we will have welcomed to our club so book early to avoid missing this rare opportunity, as tickets are limited.
- £22.50 inc 3-course meal and first pint