We are delighted to share the news that SSAFA, the UK’s oldest military charity, has appointed Kate Adie, OBE as Ambassador.
Speaking about the appointment of the esteemed war-correspondent, author and presenter, Lieutenant-General Sir Andrew Gregory, chief executive SSAFA said:
“Kate’s ground-breaking dispatches from The Iranian Embassy siege to The Tiananmen Square Protests and from numerous war-zones including Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia, have shown huge commitment and bravery to conflict-reporting and we are very proud to have her join our ranks.”
Explaining why she accepted the role, Kate added:
“Having frequently seen the military in action, I know how much we rely on our servicemen and women to keep us safe and protect our freedoms at home. It’s an honour to support a charity which does so much to support our military personnel and their families.”
Kate joins military historian Dan Snow, forces sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn, former SBS soldier and TV presenter, Ant Middleton and actor and forces champion Antony Cotton on the charity’s roster of Celebrity Ambassadors.
As our Members will know Kate has been an honorary member of FPS for many years, and continues to support us in our work and campaigns.