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17 April 2020
The lecture will be held at the Royal Air Force Museum on Friday 17 April 2020.
Please note this lecture will begin at 12.30pm.
The RAF Museum regrets that this lecture has been cancelled.
Ben Kite is a serving, senior British Army Officer and author, he attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1989 and was commissioned into the Intelligence Corps. He has completed operational deployments in Belize, Bosnia, Kurdistan, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan as well as helping integrate ANC soldiers into the post-apartheid South African National Defence Forces and intelligence community. Ben has a broad military background serving in armoured, infantry and airmobile units as well as with the Royal Air Force and Royal Marines. He also remembers, with great affection, his time spent with US forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and at US Cyber Command. Ben Kite has instructed at Sandhurst and passed the Higher Command and Staff College, he has commanded both 4 Military Intelligence Battalion, for whose work in Afghanistan he was awarded the OBE, as well as the UK’s Joint Force Intelligence Group.
Ben Kite is the author of the widely acclaimed ‘Stout Hearts – The British and Canadians in Normandy 1944’ a book that forensically examines the British Army in Normandy and explains how an army actually operates in War. It has played an important part in re-appraising the under-valued role and performance of the British Army in this campaign and brought the personal experiences of many veterans to life.
His new two-part work is Britain and the Commonwealth’s War in the Air 1939-45’, Volume 1 – ‘Through Adversity’ was published in November 2019 and Volume 2 - ‘Undaunted’ will be released in May 2020. This work covers the actions of the RAF and its sister air forces in the Second World War in all theatres and in many different types of operations. Ben is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and is a regular international public speaker on intelligence, military, leadership and historical subjects including Chalke Valley History Festival, Kings College University, Southwick Revival, the Royal College of Defence Studies, as well as many private companies and businesses.
The Legacy of War Lunchtime Lectures form part of the RAF
Museum’s Research Programme for 2020. The full programme can be downloaded hereThe 2020 programme consists of the
evening Trenchard Lectures in Air Power Studies — held at the Royal Aeronautical Society in
London — the Legacy of War Lunchtime Lectures and Battle of Britain Lunchtime Lecture — both held at our London
site — and the Cold War Lunchtime Lectures — held at our Cosford site.New to 2020 the Museum will also host evening seminars at the University of Wolverhampton and Lancaster University. In 2020 the Museum's research conference will examine The RAF in a World Transformed, 1945–49. Please note that lectures
are subject to change.
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