Gen Sir Patrick Sanders was commissioned into the Royal Green Jackets in 1986. He has commanded at company, battalion, brigade and divisional level including on multiple operations. His staff appointments have Head Operations (Military) and Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Operations). He was previously Commander Field Army before his appointment as Commander Strategic Command. He is Colonel Commandant of The Rifles and The Honourable Artillery Company. General Sanders enjoys cycling, ski touring and alpine skiing, shooting and whisky. He is a martyr to Tottenham Hotspur FC.
Recently, we’ve seen £16 billion injected into British defence — the biggest investment since the end of the Cold War. What does this mean for the UK’s standing against new superpowers? In this...