Association: Norfolk

County Colonel: Lieutenant Colonel Mark Nicholas MBE

Mark Nicholas was born in Norfolk and attended Taverham Hall School and Langley School. He went on to read History at the University of East Anglia and completed a master’s degree in War Studies at King’s College London. He is also a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Mark’s professional life has included an eighteen-year career in the British Army with the Royal Anglian Regiment. He has seen operational service in Northern Ireland, Afghanistan and Iraq. He also completed senior staff appointments at the Ministry of Defence and Army Headquarters specialising in strategy development and operational management. Retiring from the Army in 2015, after commanding Cambridge University Officers’ Training Corps, Mark took up the post of Show and Programmes Director for the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association and was responsible for running the Royal Norfolk Show. He was also the Director of the Norfolk Skills and Careers Festival, the largest event of its kind in East Anglia.

He is now CEO for Priscilla Bacon Norfolk Hospice Care and is leading an ambitious project to raise £12.5M and build a new hospice for Norfolk.

Mark is Chair of Governors Langley School, a trustee of the Norwich War Memorials Trust and is the Royal Anglian Regiment County Colonel for Norfolk. He is married to Penny and they have two boys.


County Colonel:  Lieutenant Colonel Mark Nicholas MBE

Norfolk Assn Office:  Mrs Liz Reeve:   tel: 01606-427396

Treasurer: Lt Col A Powell MBE             


Norwich Branch

Chairman: Colonel David Hedges 


Dereham Branch

Chairman: Dave Whitehead:  tel: 07934-430145

King’s Lynn Branch

Chairman: tbc

Gorleston & Great Yarmouth Branch

Chairman: Stan King


Regimental Chapel

Chapel of the Saint Saviour, Norwich Cathedral , The Close, Norwich, NR1 4DH

Chapter Office: 01603-218300


Regimental Museum

Norwich City Museum,  Castle Meadow, Castle Hill, Norwich, NR1 3JU

Curator: Mrs Kate Thaxton  tel: 01603-493650



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