British United
Services Club
of Los Angeles

April 2008

Of current interest is the situation in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Flag

NATO International Security Assistance Force Seal

Hamid Karzai, Afganistan President
ISAF command in Afghanistan is rotated among different nations on approximately a yearly basis. NATO took control on August 11, 2003. This marked NATO's first operational commitment outside of Europe.
Gen. Dan K. McNeil USA, ISAF Commander
Gen. McNeill, USA, assumed ISAF command from a British general on 4 February 2007, who followed generals from Italy, Turkey, Canada and Germany. A new commander from the U.S. has been nominated by President Bush, but NATO could well select a commander from other than the U.S.

1 April 2008 -- Please see these links for Afghanistan items. (Links to Iraq from last month are retained at bottom of page.)
 Afghanistan Place Map 
  UN Afganistan Report 
   Time Line 
   CIA Fact Book, Afghanistan 
 SACEUR Report to US Senate 
 2006 Baker-Hamilton Report 

A declared purpose of the Club is to promote the camaraderie between persons who are serving or have served in the British Armed Forces and their American and other allied forces around the world.

Members enjoy a cocktail before dinner.

Dinner is served.

The British United Services Club of Los Angeles was founded in 1935. The Club observes British Officers Club protocol and members and guests are required to wear Mess Dress Uniform or Black Tie Dinner Jacket, with appropriate miniatures, to all dinner meetings. Lady members may wear cocktail gowns with miniatures, as appropriate.
The members meet once every month except for the month of August. All meetings are dinner meetings with a speaker appropriate for the evening.
The meetings are held at the Altadena Town and Country Club in Altadena, California, just north of Pasadena, California. Typically we see between 40 to 60 members in attendance. After dinner many members repair to the ante-room for stories and refreshment before hitting the road.

Please click one of these links for the official website of the British Government, the UK Ministry of Defence, the Multi-National Force - Iraq, or the US DOD :
(Hint: For easy reading, access via Internet Explorer and use available +125% or greater zoom.)
1/21/2008 - See Queen's Ball Details in "British"
1/24/2008 - Calendar for 2008 updated in "Calendar"
2/23/2008 - February Meeting in "Meetings"
3/03/2008 - March 08 Bulletin in "Members Only"
3/03/2008 - Roster Updated in "Members Only"
3/06/2008 - Please click the "JROTC" button for photos of the JROTC Drill Parade at Monroe HS.

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