LISTEN NOW: Maj Gen Alastair Bruce

We fondly remember Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, our former Patron, in our latest podcast. Our host, Harry Bucknall, talks to Major General Alastair Bruce, Sky News commentator, Governor of Edinburgh Castle, and the Army’s longest-serving General.

In a fascinating conversation, Alastair shares vivid personal memories of working with Queen Elizabeth II and his expert insights into the monarchy and the Armed Forces’ close links with the Royal Family.

Speaking about the long history and tradition of royal funerals, and the integral role of the Armed Forces, Alistair says:

“Our ceremonial is phenomenal. It tells a story. It has narrative and at its heart is the passion of the history of the Armed Forces writ large and laid at the feet of the late sovereign.”

Alastair looks ahead to the reign of His Majesty The King, his forthcoming coronation next year and the challenges facing the Royal Family. He also talks about his role as Governor of Edinburgh Castle, a matter of great personal pride and honour (“as a Bruce”).


Hosted by Harry Bucknall and featuring leading figures from across the British Army and beyond, our monthly General Talk podcast examines the changing role of the military in the modern world.

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