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 Richard Martin Farndale

17 April 1963

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Richard Martin Farndale, son of Martin Baker Farndale, Major Royal Artillery, and Margaret Anne (nee Buckingham) Farndale, (FAR00911) of 11, The Parade, Epsom, Surrey, born Epsom District Hospital 17 Apr 1963. Registered by Martin Baker Farndale, father, 3 May 1963, Surrey Mid Eastern District. 

 

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Richard Martin Farndale, went to Mowden Preparatory School at Hove, then to Lancing College and on to Durham University where he was awarded a BA Hons in Anthropology.

He later, following his army service, completed an LLM Degree (Distinction) in Law at the University of Edinburgh and subsequently a Maters Degree, LLM in Construction Law (Distinction) University of Strathclyde.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Military Service

He went to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1985.  He served in Germany, Cyprus (Operations Officer, UN), the Gulf War (Artillery Forward Observation Officer) and in the UK. He served with Second Field Regiment Royal Artillery and First Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, of which he was Adjutant.

He was in the Territorial Army between 1995-2000. He commanded HQ Battery and then 207 Battery, 105 Regiment Royal Artillery (V).

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Graduate Durham University, BA (Hons) Anthropology                                                      LLB, Law, University of Edinburgh

 

 

 

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Running a junior ranks leadership course after the War in the desert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expeditions

Leader Durham University South Turkana Expedition to Lokori in north Kenya 1984, to study ornamentation of Turkana.

 

Joint leader Anglo Kenyan Lake Turkana Expedition 1985 to Lake Turkana to study social change among Turkana, Samburu, Rendille and El Molo

 

President Durham University Exploration Society

 

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

 

Leader military Expedition "Turkana Triangle" 1987 in the footsteps of Count Teleki, first ever crossing of Suguta Valley, one of Africa's hottest furnaces

 

Leader military expedition across the deserts of South West America in 1989.

 

Summitted Kilimanjaro in 2013

               

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 Married

Richard Martin Farndale, Captain Royal Artillery, married Charlotte Coutts 1 Dec 1990, at Munster Germany.  

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Law

He left the Army in 1993 to study law at Edinburgh University where he achieved a Degree as Bachelor of Laws with Distinction in 1996.

He became fully qualified in 1998 and is now a legal director with Burness Paull in Edinburgh.

He achieved a Masters Degree in construction law with distinction.

He was Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Scotland from April 2017 to April 2019.

 

 

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 Family

James Martin Richard Farndale, born Winchester 21 Feb 1994 (FAR01317).                                                                    

Sarah Louise Farndale, born Edinburgh 15 May 1997 (FAR01333)