Major General Patrick Cordingley DSO OBE DSc FRGS

Decorated military leader and political commentator, a much respected and sort after lecturer, motivational speaker and leadership coach.

With a military career spanning four decades, Patrick Cordingley is best known for commanding the 7th Armoured Brigade - the Desert Rats - during the first Gulf war.

His huge tank formation led the British and American attack, which breached the Iraqi defences. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his bravery and leadership. Since retiring from the Army he has become an authoritative commentator on international affairs. He has appeared on many and various television programmes and has been a regular on BBC Radio 4. He holds a number of trustee positions with charitable organisations and has written two bestselling books.

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Lecturing on tours and cruises around the world on a variety of topics

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Motivational Speaking

Delivering speeches to companies, organisations, universities and military colleges

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After Dinner Speaking

A popular after lunch and dinner speaker with many years of experience

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 Sincere thanks for delivering such an inspirational, motivational and captivating presentation. Our conference attendees have been abuzz with anecdotes from your talk. You delivered a strong and powerful message to the team - encapsulating perfectly the essence and importance of team work. 

Managing Director, UK RocheMotivational Speaking

 Hang in here with the idea, but if Great Britain does achieve its stated goal of finishing fourth in the Olympic medals table in 2012, we may have to attribute much of the success to a Gulf War military leader. If you ask a group of the best young sports coaches in the country, they will tell you that they have learnt as much about their trade from Patrick Cordingley as any other. 

The TimesMotivational Speaking

 Your address was absolutely on the button in all respects and you had us all enthralled from start to finish. Over the past few days we have heard nothing but praise from all quarters for your style, pace and content of your highly engaging speech. 

Royal Thames Yacht ClubAfter Dinner Speaking

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