New chief executive at the Army Benevolent Fund

Howard Lake | 16 December 2003 | News

Major General Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter KCVO, OBE has been appointed as the new Controller of the Fund at the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF), the Army’s national charity.

Sir Evelyn has served for 37 years in the Army and comes from a long family of soldiers. His last job in the Army was The Major General Commanding the Household Division, where he was involved with planning many national ceremonies including the Queen Mother’s 100th birthday celebrations. This experience should prove very useful, particularly during the Fund’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2004.

Sir Evelyn said: “Next year we are planning a spectacular event at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst in July. We’ve called it ‘Music on Fire’ and it will be the biggest electronically choreographed display of fireworks and projections since the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations at Buckingham Palace.”

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He added: “as well as offering an events schedule that is attractive to the wider public, we will be making the most of the potential income from several other enterprises too. We want to ensure the selection of products we offer both online and via our catalogue are exactly what our customers want – we want to be who the Army family and the general public turn to for quality good value gifts and entertainment.”