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EXPERTISE
After Dinner Speaking
Diplomacy & International Affairs
History - Aviation
History - Military
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH:
BIOGRAPHY
Air Marshal Sir Christopher Coville was born in Liverpool in 1945, and joined the Royal Air Force in 1964 as a Flight Cadet at the RAF College Cranwell. After flying training, he served several tours of duty as an operational Lightning, Phantom and Tornado pilot in the Air Defence role, and was a display pilot with The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Later in his career, he achieved senior rank and completed several command appointments, in the United Kingdom and in NATO.

Following retirement from regular service in 2003, Sir Christopher has pursued a diverse second career, embracing both charitable and professional appointments. He was Chairman of Westland Helicopters from 2005-2011, and chaired the Rotorcraft Sectoral Group within Europe. He was Chairman of the British helicopter Association (BHA) until recently, and was a Board Member of the European Helicopter Association (EHA). He has also earned a reputation as a strategic thinker in Cyber, and is frequently a speaker at events on IT security.

The Air Marshal became a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the New Yearís Honours List of 2000. In recognition of his work integrating the Czech Republicís Armed Forces into NATO, he was awarded the nationís Gold Commemorative Medal in 2001. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and is a founder graduate of the Open University.†

Sir Christopher is a seasoned after dinner speaker, and has lectured extensively on a wide range of topics, from World Affairs to Military History, and on some of the mysterious and unsolved stories associated with various ports of call!
TALKS
1. Major Challenges Facing the World in the 21st Century (Can be focused on a single region; e.g. ....Facing Spain)
2. The Cold War; Deja Vu? What is Putin Up To?
3. Is Islam a Threat to the West? Can be regionalised: The Caliphate in Spain; Could History be Repeated?
4. The Balkans; Scene of Eternal Conflict? Two Lectures.
5. Bermuda Triangle; Fact or Fiction? Can be broadened: Strange Mysteries of the Deep.
6. Narcotics; The Scourge of the Caribbean.
7. The New Brazil? A Lost Opportunity?
8. Venezuela; Collapse of a Nation.
9. The Arab-Israeli Wars; Two Lectures.
10. War in the South Atlantic: How the UK Regained the Falkland Islands.
11. Operation Black Buck; the Vulcan Bombing Raid on Port Stanley.
12. Operation Telemark; the Daring Destruction of the Nazi Nuclear Plant in Norway.
13. Narvik; Great Failure or Long Term Success?
14. From Scouse to Grouse; A Fighter Pilot's Story. Perfect for extended sea crossings.
15. The Red Arrows; Aerial Perfection.
16. The Battle of Britain; Saviour of Europe?
17. Famous Quotations and The Stories Behind Them.
18. Amazing Stories of Australia.
19. WW2; The Surrender of Singapore.
20. The Malayan Campaign; Britain's Vietnam?
CRUISE HISTORY / EXPERIENCE
Several MV Discovery 2003-2010
Saga Various 2010-Present
RECENT PAST CRUISES COMPLETED
The following recent Cruise History has been recorded for this candidate.
SHIP REF CRUISE DESCRIPTION NIGHTS SAILING FROM DEPARTURE DATE
Crystal Serenity V5331 Across the Seas of Atlas 11 Lisbon Friday, December 11, 2015