Friday, 7 October 2011

Full English – Rev Mark Chester on Afghanistan

Breakfast with Rev Mark Chester at Pine Ridge
“Breakfast with Rev Mark Chester at Pine Ridge”

"Right men, Afghanistan, Pine Ridge, 29th Oct. Got it?"

Rev Mark Chester has recently returned from an operational tour in Afghanistan with the Commando Gunners and Royal Armoured Corps Units.  He will be speaking about life as a unit Padre in Helmand over breakfast at Pine Ridge.

The recent Channel 4 documentary Fighting on the Frontline which Mark took part in, will give you some idea of what he encountered, as well as the blog posts as we followed him during his tour. Hear more about this over a full English breakfast on Saturday 29th October at 8.15am at the Pine Ridge Golf Club, Old Bisley Road, Frimley, Camberley, Surrey GU16 9NX.
Padre Mark prepares to patrol with British and Afghan soldiersIn this age in which we live where war touches so many lives of soldiers and families right here in Surrey and Hampshire, its a very relevant topic. Mark says: “I spent three months as Padre to combat soldiers in Afghanistan earlier this year. Every experience in life is an opportunity to learn and I want to talk about what I have learnt through my experience on operations in the hope that it may be of interest or value to others”.

Tickets for this men's breakfast are £10 (to cover the breakfast), and are available from Azan Laslett on 01276 469227 or via . The event is limited to 230 tickets.

Since Mark has returned home, he has appeared on Eagle Radio, Radio Frimley Park, and a Channel 4 documentary Fighting on the Frontline. You can hear Mark this Sunday 9 October on BBC Radio Surrey & Sussex at 7.30am.

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