• 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

My Grandfather’s War: Field Marshal Slim

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Mark and Mary Ann Slim share memories of their famous grandfather, Field Marshal William Slim, with Dr Robert Lyman.

Field Marshal William Slim is best known for commanding the Fourteenth Army in Burma during the Second World War (1939-45). He inherited a disastrous situation which, with pragmatic skill and quiet charisma, he turned to ultimate victory.

In this special evening event, Dr Robert Lyman speaks to Mark and Mary Ann Slim about their grandfather and his wartime service. 

This event has been developed by the Kohima Educational Trust as part of the Kohima 80th Anniversary Weekend.

About the speakers

Mark Slim

The Viscount Slim, Mark Slim, has spent over 30 years working in the commercial property industry, based in the City of London. He is an Executive Director of CBRE and had his own practice for many years. He is also a Non Executive Director of Oakley Properties and Chairman of Trustees for The Burma Star Memorial Fund. Until recently, he was a Non Executive Director of Muntons PLC, a position he held for 12 years.

Mary Ann Slim

The Honourable Mary Ann Slim began her career at Working Title Films before becoming Global Head of Film and TV at Stage Three Music and Managing Director at BMG Rights Management. She is currently following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather, dedicating her time to being a senior member on the Court of the Clothworkers’ Company in the City of London. 

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