BRIAN WOOD MC

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PUBLIC SPEAKING

Brian now regulary performs public speaking to exclusive audiences throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. Brian's engaging and inspirational talks take you into the battlefield during his experiences within the British Army.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

- What it was like to lead men into enemy positions with bayonets fixed, out gunned and out numbered.
- Battlefield confusion and trusting fellow soldiers.
- My emotional and mental battle.
- Struggles of transitioning to family life post war.
- To be completely vindicated by a public inquiry in 2014.
- Resilience through time of adversity

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TALKS INCLUDE:

- Mindset in the face of adversity 
- Decision making in extreme situations 
- Resilience 
- Courage 
- Emotion on and off the battle field.

BIO

Brian Wood MC, former Colour Sergeant, Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment.
 
Brian Wood was awarded the Military Cross, one of Britain’s highest awards for gallantry in combat, by Her Majesty The Queen II, following his courageous leadership under enemy fire in Iraq.
 
In the heat of a lethal close quarters battle, fighting outnumbered, he seized the initiative, taking a split-second decision to lead his men into the teeth of enemy fire in the first bayonet charge by British soldiers in 25 years.
 
Leading from the front, he put his own life in great danger. Under his command, Brian’s men defeated the enemy without sustaining any serious casualties themselves. Their actions that day saved many other soldiers’ lives.
 
During a 16 year military career, Brian led British troops across the full spectrum of battle from training to fighting; from operations in the Balkans to high intensity combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
Throughout his Army career he had to make life-or-death decisions, frequently in hazardous battle situations, usually under great pressure and often against the clock. There is no greater leadership challenge than motivating men to put their lives on the line. To succeed they have to know that you are a meticulous and competent planner and commander who can be trusted with their lives.
 
Brian’s military experience has equipped him to deliver highly inspirational and compelling sessions, sharing his experiences from the battlefield and suggesting ways that the lessons he has learnt can be applied in the corporate world.

MILITARY

Brian Wood was awarded the Military Cross, one of Britain’s highest awards for gallantry in combat, by Her Majesty The Queen II following his courageous leadership under enemy fire in the famous Battle of Danny Boy.

In the heat of a lethal close quarters battle, fighting outnumbered, he seized the initiative, taking a split-second decision to lead his men into the teeth of enemy fire in the first bayonet charge by British soldiers in 25 years.

Leading from the front, he put his own life in great danger. Under his command, Brian’s men defeated the enemy without sustaining any serious casualties themselves. Their actions that day saved many other soldiers’ lives.

The Aftermath of the battle left soldiers with severe PTSD; and led to the Al Sweady inquiry, a public inquiry reporting allegations of unlawful killing, mistreatment and abuse on Iraqi nationals in the aftermath of the battle. The public inquiry was irrevocably dismissed and proved to be completely vindicated by the inquiry in 2017. The inquiry ruled that the accusations of murder and torture were 'deliberate lies' and were based on 'recklesss speculation' and were 'without foundation'. This was no compensation for the 10 years of hurt that Brian and his family were put through.
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MEDIA

Brian has delivered live television interviews at both ITV Studios, London and BBC MediaCity, Manchester. His real life experiences have been headline subject matter for both BBC Radio4 and Talk2Me Radio where Brian provided clear, concise and inspirational insight to life events during a secondary battle he faced upon his return from operations and his double crossed treatment in the aftermath.
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SUPPORTING MILITARY CHARITIES


PWRR RIDE TO RECOVERY

In September 2015, the Friends of the PWRR took on their biggest fundraising challenge to date. In just 14 days they covered over 3000 miles, cycling non stop 24/7. They did this in order to raise funds to provide ongoing support for members of the Regiment, serving and retired.
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