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EXPERTISE
Aviation
Diplomacy & International Affairs
History - Aviation
History - General
History - Maritime
History - Military
History - Naval
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH:
BIOGRAPHY
Andrew Lambert flew Phantoms and went on to run the RAF's "Top Gun" school. A planner for the 1991 Gulf War, he then commanded a Tornado fighter squadron on operations over Bosnia.

After a Master's course in History and International Relations at Cambridge University he served successively as the RAF's Director of Defence Studies, Air Commander in the Falklands, and British Commander for the Iraqi Northern No Fly Zone, based in Incirlik, Turkey.

As an Air Commodore he was Deputy Commander for Norwegian Air Operations and then Assistant Commandant (Air) at the UK Staff College.

A Military Historian, he has published a number of papers on contemporary Defence, the Psychology of Air Power and Coercion.

He is a Director of several Defence Associations, and lectures widely on Russian History, Ancient History and contemporary International Issues.
TALK TITLES
Air Commodore Lambert lectures on Military and Classical History, Psychological Warfare, Air Power and Contemporary Defence Issues. His topics include:

MILITARY HISTORY:
1. The Top-Gun school - training for war.
2. Man's First Flight, a history of man's attempt to fly.
3. India a Cradle of Civilisation.
4. Vasco da Gama and the Discovery of India.
5. India and the Rush to Colonise.
6. Mughals and More.
7. Waves of Destruction, Attila, Genghis and Tamerlane.
8. Elizabethan Explorers and the clash with Spain.
9. Catherine the Great.
10. Peter the Great
11. The Crimean War and Russian Expansionism
12. Barbary Pirates and their Relevance today
13. Nelson, Emma and Copenhagen.
14. The Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1945.
15. The Battle of Britain 1940
16. The Gulf Wars of 1991 and 2003.
17. The Falklands War 1982 - ?
18. Vitus Bering and the discovery of the Straits.

CLASSICAL HISTORY:
1. The Punic Wars, Rome Hannibal and Carthage.
2. The Persian War, a clash of civilisations.
3. Sphacteria, the Psychology of a Spartan Failure
4. The Disastrous Career of Publius Quinctilius Varus - from Syria to the Teutoberg Forest
5. The Collapse of Rome and its lessons for Western Culture
6. The Chariot, the Attack Helicopter of the Ancients.
7. Alexander and the Retreat from India
8. Marcus Licinius Crassus and the First Triumvirate,

AIR POWER:
1. Air Defence - weapons and tactics.
2. Air Power - a Commander's Perspective
3. Air Intervention and No Fly Zones; Warfare the West likes.
4. Warfare - a new Paradigm.
5. Air Campaigns since 1903.

CONTEMPORARY DEFENCE:
1. Turkey, Kurds and Saddam Hussein.
2. Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean.
3. Strategic Challenges and the Implications of Power Shift
4. Air Power and Psychological Warfare.
5. Coercion, a Primer for Politicians
6. Defence Policy for the USA and UK.
7. NATO and the Arctic Confrontation.

PSYCHOLOGOCAL WARFARE:
1. The Psychological Impact of Air Power
2. Psychological Warfare
3. Coercion Theory and the Psychology of Coercion
4. Slobodan Milosevic and NATO's Kosovo Air Campaign
5. The Psychology of Escalation
6. Combat Stress
7. The Psychological Origins of WWII
8. The Psychology of the Bomber Offensive of WWII
9. Mental Seduction and Menticide
10. The Psychological Successes of Gulf Wars I and II
11. The Psychology of Terrorism
12. The Psychology of the Iraqi No Fly Zones, 1991-2003
CRUISE HISTORY / EXPERIENCE
Andrew has lectured extensively with: Fred Olsen, Noble Caledonia, Discovery, Saga, Celebrity, Cunard and Viking.
His talks concentrate on European history, including Russia, ancient world and modern war.
RECENT PAST CRUISES COMPLETED
The following recent Cruise History has been recorded for this candidate.
SHIP REF CRUISE DESCRIPTION NIGHTS SAILING FROM DEPARTURE DATE
Viking Sun SU180519 Viking Homelands 14 Bergen Saturday, May 19, 2018
Viking Sea SE170806 Viking Homelands 14 Stockholm Sunday, August 6, 2017
Viking Star ST160710 Viking Homelands 14 Stockholm Sunday, July 10, 2016
Viking Star ST151015 Mediterranean Odyssey 12 Venice Thursday, October 15, 2015