Queen's reception at Buckingham Palace, to mark the 50th anniversary of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

20 March 2015

Colin Braziel, Managing Director of Griffin Security Group, attended a reception at Buckingham Palace, hosted by Her Majesty The Queen on 18th March.

Her Majesty The Queen, who is patron of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, hosted the event to mark its 50th anniversary as Sir Winston’s living legacy.

Since 1965, over 5000 British citizens have been awarded Churchill Fellowships, from over 100,000 applicants, to travel overseas to study areas of topical and personal interest. The knowledge and innovative ideas they bring back are shared, for the benefit of their profession, their community, and, in lots of cases, the nation. For many people, a Churchill Fellowship proves transformational, and they go on to achieve great things - effecting positive change within society.

Colin went on his Fellowship to the USA and Germany in 1979 to investigate the Recruitment and Training of Scout Leaders.  Since then he continued to serve as an officer in the Royal Air Force Security (Provost) Branch until his retirement from the Service in 1994.  He then established a security consultancy that is now based in the United Kingdom and travels around the world providing security and business continuity advice to governments and corporate clients.

Fellows from every decade since 1965 represented the Trust at the reception, as well as representatives from The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in Australia, and the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States.