Tickets are available for this year's Winter dinner; very special guest TBC
Tickets for our big winter dinner are now available. We are making it super affordable this year, and earlybird prices are lower so do buy it soon. Special guest, Rt Hon Johnny Mercer, member of Parliament for Plymouth Moor View, Minister of State for Veterans’ Affairs has been confirmed. Please save the date, for Saturday 25th November.
Venue TBA after booking
Early bird tickets are available now, we expect it to be popular so please buy soon.
Please email us here to ask for the link in order to book and we'll send you further details.
There will be a short talk by our VIP guest, Rt Hon Johnny Mercer, followed by a Q&A and a two course buffet supper, coffee/tea.
This is a popular event each year so please book your tickets early.
About Rt Hon Johnny Mercer
Starting off his professional life Johnny served 13 years in the UK Commandos, serving from the tactical to the strategic level throughout a career across the globe, including multiple combat operations at the height of the Afghanistan conflict.
Unwilling to accept the UK’s treatment of his generation of military veterans, Johnny stood as a Member of Parliament in 2015, despite having never voted before. Working on building sites he self-funded a campaign that saw him win his seat having been given a less than 1% chance by the bookies. In 2017 he wrote a bestselling autobiography about his time in Afghanistan.
His maiden speech to the House of Commons was acclaimed around the world and marked the start of his Parliamentary career. He served on both the Defence and Health Select Committees, chairing inquiries into historical prosecutions of servicemen and women and the misuse of prescription drugs, before campaigning for and subsequently creating the UK’s first Office for Veterans Affairs under Prime Minister Boris Johnson in 2019.
Johnny was sacked from Government in April 2021 after refusing to pass legislation that did not protect Northern Ireland veterans from repeated and vexatious prosecutions from the troubles.
In July ‘22, Johnny regained the role and was later reinstated as Minister of State for Veterans’ Affairs under Rishi Sunak.
Johnny serves on both the House of Commons Defence and Health Select Committees and is also the Chair for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Mental Health. He was reelected in 2017 after only 2 years in the job with an almost five-fold increase in his majority.
Johnny speaks regularly in the House of Commons with a focus on defence, veterans and mental health issues.
Please note Lee Anderson MP was originally scheduled to be our guest but due to his elevation to deputy chair, and his new weekly TV programme on a Friday, he has cancelled many of his engagements, sadly including ours.