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Events and Talks
2021 -2022

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 Hugo Vickers talks  on

HM’s Jubilees in Windsor 

A  Zoom Meeting

7pm Thursday 3 February 2022A W&ES

A visit to the Ukraine.

Sir Ian Macfadyen KCVO on

Wednesday 2 March 7pm Zoom  

Air Marshal Ian David Macfadyen, CB, OBE, RAF (born 19th February 1942), is a British retired Air Marshal who was the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man until 14 October 2005.

Born the son of Air Marshal Sir Douglas Macfadyen, Ian Macfadyen was educated at Marlborough College and entered the RAF College Cranwell in 1960. He became a flying instructor and a member of the Poachers formation aerobatic team at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell in 1970 and was appointed Officer Commanding of No. 29 Squadron in 1980, with whom he saw operational service in the Falkland Islands, and Officer Commanding of No. 23 Squadron in 1983. He went on to be Station Commander at RAF Leuchars in Fife in 1985 and Commander of British Forces in the Middle East in 1990. Macfadyen served as the Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff, Operational Requirements (Air Systems) from 1991 and as Director General of the Saudi Arabia Armed Forces Project from 1994. He was promoted to Air Marshal in 1994 and retired from the RAF in February 1999.

He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man in October 2000.

He was the National President of the Royal British Legion from 2006 to December 2008 and the Honorary Inspector general of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force. Macfadyen was appointed Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle in succession to Surgeon Vice Admiral Ian L. Jenkins with effect from 10 August 2009.

Before retirement from this post in July 2014, Macfadyen was knighted by the Queen as a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in a private ceremony in Windsor Castle.


Wednesday 6 April 7pm Zoom
Canon Martin Poll talking about
the Royal Chapel in the Park.

The Reverend Canon Martin Poll was installed as a Canon of Windsor on Monday 1 October; Canon Poll is both the Canon Chaplain and Chaplain to the Great Park.

Born in Enfield, Canon Poll attended Edmonton County School and then Kent University at Canterbury.  He undertook theological training at Ripon College Cuddesdon.  Following three years as a Curate at John Keble Church, Mill Hill he joined the Royal Navy in 1990.  Amongst his Naval appointments he served as Chaplain at HMS Raleigh where Ratings’ initial training takes place and BRNC Dartmouth which is the training establishment for Royal Naval Officers.  He was Chaplain to Commando Helicopter Squadrons when he spent the majority of his time in Bosnia, Northern Ireland and Norway.   HMS Invincible and HMS Illustrious were major postings, the former involving air operations over Iraq.  In addition, Canon Poll has spent time at the Defence Academy in Canberra, Australia, at the Fleet Air Arm memorial Church at RNAS Yeovilton and at Faslane in Scotland.  More recently he was Chaplain of HM Naval Base in Portsmouth, an Honorary Canon of Portsmouth Cathedral and Archdeacon for the Royal Navy.  He is married with two children.

2021 – 2022

The events team are currently arranging further talks for the future, and we will post them on this website as soon as the speakers have confirmed dates.

In the meantime we wish everyone a safe and healthy summer.