Haileybury will welcome Old Haileyburian Field Marshal Sir John Chapple, GCB, CBE as our Guest of Honour on Speech Day this Saturday, 29 May 2010.
After completion of National Service and three years at Trinity College, Cambridge, Sir John joined the 2nd Gurkha Rifles in 1954. He served a number of tours in Singapore, Malaysia, Borneo and Hong Kong. He was serving as Commander British Forces Hong Kong when WWF Hong Kong was set up. He later became Commander-in-Chief UK Land Forces, and for four years served as the professional head of the Army (Chief of the General Staff) from 1988 during the first Gulf War. He was later Governor and Commander-in-Chief in Gibraltar and Vice-Lord Lieutenant of Greater London.
Speeches will begin at 11.15am in the Sports Hall.