Peter Mitchell served in the British Army throughout the 1960s including in SE Asia and the Middle East. His interest in Burma stems from his Father’s military career.
His father, Lt Colonel Charles Mitchell, served in the British Army from 1930 to 1960. He was on extensive active service in WW11 in India/Burma with the Royal Artillery in the Indian/British Army. He was twice mentioned in dispatches and fought against the Japanese Imperial Army in Imphal, the Chin Hills, through to Mandalay and beyond, until the war ended. He thought very highly of the loyalty and courage of the Chin, Karen and others in their support of Britain and her allies.
Peter, due to his father’s fighting in Burma and his own service in the Army, has visited Burma/Myanmar a number of times as a Trustee of H4FA to help give support to the surviving old soldiers and their widow who very bravely supported Britain. This has been at great cost to them. As a trustee he is also active in H4FA’s most recent humanitarian projects including educational initiatives for refugees, IDPs and their children fleeing from the appalling fighting taking place within Myanmar.