Battle For Goose Green. Falklands 35th Anniversary

PHILIP NEAME

Philip Neame served for 6 years in the RAF Regiment and 20 years in the Parachute Regiment, leaving as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1994, shortly after commanding 10 PARA, a TA battalion based in London.

He saw service in Oman during the Dhofar War in the early 70`s, Northern Ireland and with Special Forces. In 1982 he was commanding D Company, a rifle company in 2 PARA, under Lt Col H Jones who won the VC at Goose Green. Phil led his company through a number of engagements against Argentinian forces during the Falklands War; both at battles for Goose Green and Wireless Ridge and it was mentioned in Despatches.

His lifelong passion has been mountaineering. He made the first ascent of Lamjung Himal in the Nepalese Himalaya in 1974. In 1981 Phil was deputy leader on the first Western mountaineering expedition to China since the 1930`s which was also where he spent his honeymoon and has been twice to Everest; The last time was in 1992 when he mounted and led a Territorial Army attempt at a first British ascent of the mountain. Out of this expedition, he established the Ulysees Trust, which provides financial support to encourage members of the Volunteer Reserve and Cadet Forces to undertake expeditions. Phil retired from business in 2011 but as a Trustee of the Ulysses Trust, he now spends much of his time helping to run and raise money for the Trust. He is a member of the Alpine Club and Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.

Community Rhythm with Drums sponsored by Colin Lampard Trust

 

PEWSEY HERITAGE CENTRE . .  AT THE BEGINNING!

Pewsey Heritage Centre opened to a fanfare of choirs and dramatic sketches on 12th April, as promised. The layout of the Centre is not yet complete, but there is plenty to see, and the items from our collection are being re-displayed as never before. The changes to the old foundry building have made the whole place very light and airy, and the building is now wind and waterproof, with heating for inclement weather. Please come along and visit us – opening times are given below.