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Colonel (Retired) Hugh Purcell, Chief Executive RFCA for Greater London

“Hugh is CEO of the Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association for Greater London. Born in Dublin his military service included battalion command and working for a number of government departments, sustaining and creating partnerships with 35 countries.
 
Hugh holds a number of related roles including Deputy Lieutenant of London and Chairman of Youth Organisations in Uniform (YOU London).  YOU London is a partnership of 10 experienced uniformed youth organisations in London with a combined membership over 75,000 young people.
 
“Engaging with young people and the adults responsible for them is absolutely vital if the current generation is to be skilled for the ever changing world of work today and for tomorrow.”
 
Hugh is also Clerk to the All Party Parliamentary Group Reserves & Cadets, a member of NHS Armed Forces Network London, University of London Military Education Committee, Team London, national advisory board Remember WW1, Youth Research Forum and ambassador for ‘Soldier on’ and charitable trusteeships.”
 
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