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Jan 07. UK Resilience: Preparing Scotland – Conference, 1 – 2 March 2007. RUSI’s Homeland Security and Resilience Department has great pleasure in presenting the latest programme for the conference, “UK Resilience: Preparing Scotland” taking place at Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh on the 1 – 2 March. Scotland is confronted by an increasing array of threats and challenges ranging from UK wide emergencies to specific and localised disasters. An appropriate and effective response requires coordinated, integrated and coherent management across all sectors of society and government from the national to the local. This conference, with contributions from across the public and private sector, provides the opportunity to analyse the reality of Scotland’s resilience landscape.

Jan 07. The Defence Photographic Exhibition in aid of SSAFA Forces Help. This event will launch our 2007 events programme and will be held on 21st February 2006 at The Imperial War Museum. The event is being run in partnership with The MoD’s Public Relations team, and all photographs within the Exhibition are taken from The Defence Photographic Competition. Every ticket purchased will be allocated a unique number that will correspond with one of the photographs from the exhibition that you will be able to take home with you at the end of the evening! There will be an Auction of Master Works, including pieces from Tom Stoddart and Richard Baker the official photographer of the Red Arrows, and historical pieces showing subjects such as the Falklands War and Lord Bramall receiving his Military Cross as a Lieutenant in 1945. This auction will be conducted by Lord Harry Dalmeny of Sotheby’s. The event will be attended by many senior serving military representatives and individuals associated with SSAFA.

19 Jan 07. Lord-Lieutenant and Hashmi family lay foundation stone of the Armed Forces Memorial The foundation stone of the new Armed Forces Memorial will be laid on 23 January at the National Memorial Arboretum, near Lichfield, Staffordshire. The Armed Forces Memorial will list some 16,000 names of members of the UK Armed Forces (Regular and Reserve) who have been killed on duty, or as a result of terrorist action, as a consequence of serving their country, since the Second World War.
Comment: Come on industry! Fund raisers associated with this project have urged BATTLESPACE to advertise this event and push for more funding from industry which has so far been meagre.

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