How to find a Military Affiliation

The Mansion House Programme Office manages the Lord Mayor’s strategic relationship with the overall Armed Forces whether Regular, Reserve or Cadet Forces. The Head of Programmes & Relationships is Jeremy Blackburn,  and the City Marshal Philip Jordan QPM is the contact for ceremonial matters.

Companies and Guilds may enquire about seeking a military affiliation with these contacts:

• Royal Navy & Royal Marines: Contact Cdre David Elford OBE ADC RN, who is the Naval Regional Commander for Eastern England. Write to the NRC at HMS President, 72 St. Katharines Way, LONDON, E1W 1UQ

• The Army: Responsible for engagement is General Officer Commanding London District, Maj. Gen. Chris Ghika. Write to the GOC at Whitehall, London, SW1A 2HB, general enquiries 020 7218 7907

• The RAF: Assistant Chief of the Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Ian Gail MBE. Write to the ACAS at Whitehall, London, SW1A 2HB. General enquiries 020 7218 9000.

• Reserve Forces: The Lord Mayor is President of City of London Reserve Forces & Cadet Association (RFCA) which allows him to work with, represent and support the City’s Reserve Units of all types. Contact the responsible Alderman Robert Hughes Penney

Contact can also be made with the Greater London RFCA at 07917 835 455 or email.

More information can be found on the Greater London Reserve Forces and Cadet Association website.