March 21, 2024, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Talk & Supper with Major General Mungo Melvin CB OBE

The War in Ukraine: Causes, Character and Consequences.

Since Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 we have all been reminded of the
stark realities of total war – last seen in Europe during the Second World War. The present conflict seems set to continue into its third year as doubts surface as to the duration and efficacy of Western support.  Not only are the armed forces of Ukraine bravely defending their homeland, but also the Ukrainian civilian population is suffering great deprivation and suffering under a Russian blitz of aerial bombing, missile attacks and artillery strikes. This war is not a ‘quarrel in a faraway country, between people of whom we know nothing’ (Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, 1938); it concerns the very survival of a friendly, independent state in the face of wanton aggression. Ukraine deserves both our respect and support for its struggle has become as much our war in the defence of democracy and the associated values we hold dear.

Major General Mungo Melvin, a military historian who knows Ukraine well, will give us an
expert view on the war’s origins and dynamics, explaining why its outcome will shape
Europe’s security landscape for decades to come.

For insight into Mungo Melvin’s military history, experiences and written books please click here

Major General Mungo Melvin CB OBE

Join us for this Talk & Supper with Major General Mungo Melvin on:

Thursday 21st March at 6pm for a 6.15pm start.

Tickets are £45 which include the talk and a two course supper

(a cash bar is also available for the evening)

Location: Leander Club, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 9LP

For more information, meal choices and to purchase tickets please contact Max Heron: [email protected] 

(please book your tickets by 7th March 2023)

We look forward to seeing you there!

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