May 24, 2011

Tuesday, May 24,2011 – Wine & Cheese starts at 5:00 pm, Program from 5:50 – 7:00 pm

Location: Members’ Lounge, the Vancouver Club, 915 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, B.C.

Major-General Sir Robert John Swan Corbett, KCVO CB

Please join us on Tuesday, May 24th to welcome our guest speaker Major-General Sir Robert John Swan Corbett, KCVO CB, who will address our Society on his appointment as the “Last British Commandant in
Berlin” at the time that the Berlin wall came down and with it the collapse of communism. Interwoven with his  speech will be his reflections on Churchill including many of his wonderful (and wicked) witticisms.

Palace of Westminster, London

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Educated at Shrewsbury School, Corbett was commissioned into the Irish Guards in 1959. He became Commanding Officer of 1st Bn Irish Guards in 1981. He became Chief of Staff to British Forces in the Falkland Islands in 1984 and Commander 5th Airborne Brigade in 1985. He went on to be Director of Defence Programmes at the Ministry of Defence in 1987 and the last Commandant of the British Sector in Berlin prior to the Unification of Germany in 1990. Finally, he was appointed MajorGeneral commanding the Household Division and General Officer Commanding London District in 1991. He retired in 1994.

In retirement he became Secretary of the Dulverton Trust, a national charity with priorities in youth and education. Major-General Sir Robert Corbett was awarded the Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order and the Companion of the Order of Bath. In 1966 he married Susan Margaret Anne O’ Cock; they went on to have three sons.

Cost: $25 each for a Member of the Society
$40 for a Member accompanied by either a spouse, partner or an immediate family member
$35 each for a non-Member

(The ticket cost includes one beverage ticket per attendee for 1 glass of wine or beer, or for 2 soft drinks. Additional drinks can be purchased from the bar)
Please inform our Administrator, April Accola, of your attendance by Email at [email protected],  by registering by phone at 778-321-3550, or online at


For More Information:

The Rt. Hon. Sir Winston Spencer Churchill Society of British Columbia
Patron: The Lady Soames, L.G., D.B.E .
c/o PO Box 33074, West Vancouver, BC V7V 4W7
Phone (604) 290-0880
[email protected]


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