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Old 24-06-2015, 10:11 PM   #22
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Richard Kemp was educated at Colchester Royal Grammar School.. He then served as a soldier and officer in the Royal Anglian Regiment from 1977 to 2006.. He started his training as an infantry soldier in 1977 at Bassingbourn Barracks, Cambridgeshire.. The following year he entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was commissioned as second lieutenant on the General List on 5 August 1978. He was posted back to the Royal Anglian Regiment on 3 March 1979, his first regimental appointment was as a platoon commander with the 3rd Battalion, based in Palace Barracks, Belfast.. After leaving Belfast he subsequently saw service around the world, including Germany, Kenya and Cyprus.. Throughout his military career Kemp completed se7en tours on Operation Banner in Northern Ireland, including West Belfast, South Armagh, Derry City and County Londonderry; and a Spearhead tour to Armagh.. He was promoted lieutenant on 5 August 1980,and captain on 5 August 1985.. He later became an instructor at Bassingbourn before a posting to the 2nd Battalion as the second in charge (2IC) of a Company, Milan Platoon Commander, and then Battle Group Operations Officer, serving across the world including a tour as part of UNFICYP in Cyprus...

Col Kemp psychiatry..

Kemp was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), Military Division, on 25 April 1994 in recognition of his intelligence work in Northern Ireland in 1993,and was awarded the Queen's Commendation for Bravery for service as a commander in the United Nations Protection Force in Bosnia in 1994.. He was promoted Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), Military Division, in the New Year Honours 2006.. In addition, he is a member of the International Advisory Board of NGO Monitor and of the Board of Advancing Human Rights (NGO)...

Kemp also claimed to have relied on Israeli expertise in Afghanistan.. He said he received help from an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) anti-suicide bombing expert and the Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency, following the 2005 London bombings. Kemp was highly critical of the "automatic assumption that everything the IDF does is illegal." He said "there is harsh criticism against the US and British armies as well, but they are given the benefit of the doubt.. Israel is always automatically condemned, no matter what.. It's a joke.. Even the conspiracy theory that the one responsible for the 11 September attacks is not al-Qaeda but Israel refuses to die out, it's unbelievable"..Colonel Kemp is a popular After Dinner speaker and is represented by an agency called Military Speakers...

“It's convenient how everyone who supports waterboarding and torture, or "enhanced interrogation techniques" as they like to call it, have never experienced it themselves.. Yet everyone who has, myself included, are firmly against it”.. “You give me a water board, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I'll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders"..Are you familiar with Building 7?. You know what was in there?. All the Enron stuff.. I guess that building went down on its own... am resolved to empower to him all that I can.. But never, not even for a moment, do I doubt that to take him back, is a perilous undertaking...
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