General Sir Nick Carter: On a mission to build a different, diverse Army


It’s an unexpected and almost jolting statement when the top man in the British Army refers to himself quite bluntly as an “Oxbridge failure”. General Sir Nick Carter is Chief of General Staff (CGS), to give him his official title, but to you and me, he’s the most powerful soldier in Britain who reports to the secretary of state for defence, Michael Fallon and the prime minister, Theresa May. He’s at the very top and yet he tells Eastern Eye that not getting into Oxford or Cambridge University meant his dad wasn’t very keen on him going to university at…

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