Field Marshal Lord Inge on Libya, Afghanistan and Pakistan
When you want to meet a real British army officer and a gentleman with a British sense of humour, a world-view and inner power and musicality, the best option is a lunch in the House of Lords with Field Marshal The Rt. Hon. The Lord Inge.
I admire him not because of his impressive titles and his excellent career, but because he can think around the corner like the Chinese, knows the world well from many visits abroad, and is a fresh thinker.
He is the last officer to be promoted to the historic title of Field Marshal, as the government and Her Majesty no longer honour generals with this rank.
Peter Inge was the Chief of the General Staff, the head of the British Army, between 1992 and 1994, and then served as Chief of Defence Staff before his retirement in 1997. In 1989 he became the Commander of NATO’s Northern Army Group and Commander in Chief of the British Army of the Rhine in Germany.
After stepping down as Chief of the Defence Staff, he was created a life peer as Baron Inge, of Richmond in the County of North Yorkshire. In 2002 he was appointed as one of the 24 Knights of the Garter.
As a member of the International Advisory Board of the World Security Network Foundation he has a special interest in the support of the young elite in defence and foreign affairs and the situation in MENA and Afghanistan/Pakistan.
He gave an interview for WSN TV with his views on Libya and the development in MENA and the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan.