On arriving at Horse Guards in 2006 I quickly discovered the tremendous history of this iconic building in London and I took it upon myself to research this history right back to the days of Heny VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. In September 2007 I became the military historian and led a team in support of Open House London, welcoming the public into Horse Guards over a period of a weekend. By 2011 this became a must see event and over 2,000 people would visit over a Saturday and Sunday. Becoming well known for my history talks I then delivered these to further military groups and civilian bodies such as the Royal Academy of Arts and some specialists courses. In 2010 I was asked to give my talk to the staff of the Permanent Joint Headquarters who visited Horse Guards for the Royal Marines Beating Retreat Ceremony and in early 2011 I was called upon to speak to the Chief of the General Staff of the Afghan Army on his visit to the UK hosted by the UK Chief of the Defence Staff.
Eech year I also act as host to the annual supper party of the National Liberal Club prior to attending Beating Retreat at Horse Guards. This I undertook when I was the chief usher to this wonderful spectacular on Horse Guards parade.
I have written an artcile for Waterloo200 on the orrigins of the famous Wellington's Desk
which you may read on the link - Horse Guards Most Famous Desk