We had a great day at Moor Park, celebrating Winning through Innovation on the 600th Anniversary of Agincourt, at Moor Park where General Montgomery planned Operation Market Garden. We were delighted to welcome Lady Arabella Stuart-Smith Monty’s Granddaughter to speak about how he turned the tide in North Africa giving Churchill the victory he needed to bring the Americans into the War.
As you will see from the pictures below, we had a true meeting of minds contributions from ABF The Soldiers Charity, Sport from the GB Olympians and The Olympic Committee to Celtic Harmony Archery Club, Veterans from D-Day and The Royal Tank Regiment, Education represented by the wonderful staff at Oaklands College and their Fashion team, Industry represented by the Chambers across Hertfordshire and Santander and Lloyds Banks. And last but not least Jonathan Trower and his wife Gini, our High Sheriff and Stan Tunstall our local Councillor. We talk about Joining up Resources and Demystifying Public sector help for business, so we are making progress!!
Thank you to everybody who helped make this such an enjoyable day.
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The Team at Moor Park
Luca of Celtic Harmony providing the longbows and Archery Exhibition
Our Olympians and Veterans of The Royal Tank Regiment (Monty was Colonel Commandant)
Lady Arabella Stuart-Smith gave us a very personal insight into the friendly engaging and amusing man she knew as her Grandfather. Bella recalled the General’s occasional voice of authority that caused her to sit up straight at the dinner table. We were shown how his engagement with the troops in the Eighth Army moved them from a state of poor morale into that of a fighting force capable of pushing Romel out of Africa. This was achieved, not through more equipment but, through an engaging personality who fought with the soldiers, and wore the cap badge of the Royal Tank regiment throughout his career. Winning through Innovation is about the right Equipment and the right skills in the team.
The Students from Oaklands College, thank you to all of you for all your hard work and magnificent show of cutting edge fashion
Our Thanks to St Albans and Watford Chambers of Commerce for their help, along with Rickmansworth, Bishops Stortford and Stevenage.
At Lunch we heard from Nick Skellon about the Battle of Agincourt, an enjoyable mix of humour and history.
Finishing off the day with singing “Land of Hope and Glory”
All profits were donated to ABF The Soldiers Charity. My personal thanks to Jonathan Trower High Sheriff of Hertfordshire for his help and support.