A BRITISH soldier who helped plan operations in Iraq is coming out of retirement to speak at a cheese and wine evening planned by a Bracknell church later this month.
Major General Tim Cross CBE has commanded the British Army at every level, including leading a bomb disposal team in Northern Ireland and a division of 30,000 soldiers between 2004 and 2007.
He has also worked in Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo in 1999, being awarded the CBE for his work in leading the NATO response to the humanitarian crisis.
He retired from service in 2007.
The Major General is the special guest at Kerith Community Church’s launch event for its autumn Alpha course.
He will share his fascinating life story at the event, which takes place from 8pm at the Church Road centre.
Tickets cost £5 and can be booked by logging on to www.kerith.co.uk/alphacourse.
The church’s Alpha course starts on Wednesday, October 3 and everyone is invited.
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