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October Luncheon 2013

  • The Merchant Taylors’ Hall Threadneedle Street London, EC2R 8JB (map)

Guest Speaker


General Counsel and Company Secretary of Chubb Insurance Company of Europe SE and Deputy Commander Land Forces (Reserves)

Major General Munro

Back in October 2013 Major General Ranald Munro took time out of his busy schedule to talk to The City Forum about the changes being made in the Regular and Reserve Armies of Great Britain.

Major General Munro is the highest serving officer of the Reserve (Territorial) Army and also Head of External Affairs at Chubb Europe.

The challenges ahead for the Army Reserve

Major General Ranald Munro joined the 10th Battalion The Parachute Regiment in December 1986 and, following Commissioning at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1988, has risen consistently through the ranks.

Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 1998, he was posted as Chief Instructor to the London District Specialist Training Team (LDSTT). He commanded Bristol University Officers’ Training Corps between 2002 and 2004. He served as the Chief Military Operations (Op Law) in the Multi-National Coalition HQ’s Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in Baghdad, Iraq before being promoted to Colonel. He served as Colonel (Reserves) in the Directorate of Individual Training Policy, then as Deputy Commander 43 (Wessex) Brigade and was subsequently posted to the MoD as Colonel (Reserves) on the General Staff.

On promotion to Brigadier he took up the appointment of Assistant Commander the 4th Division in November 2009. In January 2012, he was appointed Assistant Commander Support Command.

He is currently serving as Deputy Commander Land Forces (Reserves) as the Army’s senior Reservist.

Major General Munro received his Territorial Decoration in 1999 and was awarded his VRSM in 2010. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2014. 

Major General Munro is a Trustee of the Airborne Forces Security Fund, Member of the Parachute Regiment Council, Hon Col 4 PARA and Vice President (ex‑Chairman) of The Caledonian Club in Belgravia, London.

The Merchant Taylors’ Hall

Threadneedle Street, EC2R 8JB

020 7450 4445

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Later Event: 6 December
December Luncheon 2013