Lt Col (Ret’d) Jeremy Prescott
BLHS Monthly Meeting Saturday 13th, November, 2021
at 7.00 pm, United Reformed Church (above Iceland), Bitterne Precinct
Jeremy Prescott was an Army Officer for 26 years reaching the rank of Lt Col seeing operational service in Northern Ireland and Dhofar, Oman.
After leaving the Army he was appointed CEO of a charity supporting rural communities. Initially he developed the Sacrifice and Remembrance presentation from a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to support communities in their own commemoration of the 100th anniversary of WW1.
From interest from audiences from this presentation this led to the creation of a further 12 presentations in the Sacrifice and Remembrance series. To date he has delivered these presentations to over 13,000 people in over 350 venues on a voluntary basis with all donations (as at 1st July 2021 totally £18,000) received from these presentations being passed to Combat Stress – the veterans mental health charity.
Sacrifice and Remembrance helps to commemorate the 100th anniversary period of WW1. The presentation is not about the rights or wrongs of going to war but the sacrifice made and how that sacrifice of 1.7m is commemorated through the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)