Richard Martin Farndale
17 April 1963
Soldier and Lawyer
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Martin Farndale is the son of Martin Baker and Margaret Anne Farndale, (FAR00911).
went to Lancing College and on to Durham University where he was awarded a BA
Hons Class 2/1 in Anthropology.
went to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and was commissioned into the
Royal Artillery. He served in Germany, Cyprus (Operations Officer, UN),
the Gulf War (Artillery Forward Observation Officer) and in the UK. He served
with Second Field Regiment Royal Artillery and First Regiment Royal Horse
Artillery, of which he was Adjutant. He was in the Territorial Army between
1995-2000. He commanded HQ Battery and then 207 Battery, 105 Regiment Royal
his army service, he completed an LLM Degree (Distinction) in Law at the
University of Edinburgh and subsequently a Maters Degree, LLM in Construction
Law (Distinction) University of Strathclyde. He was Chairman of the Chartered
Institute of Arbitrators in Scotland from April 2017 to April 2019.
Durham University South Turkana Expedition to Lokori
in north Kenya; Anglo Kenyan Lake Turkana Expedition 1985 to Lake Turkana; President
Durham University Exploration Society; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society;
Leader military Expedition "Turkana Triangle" 1987 in the footsteps
of Count Teleki, crossing the Suguta Valley, one of
Africa's hottest furnaces. Leader military expedition across the deserts of South West America in 1989. Summitted Kilimanjaro in 2013.
Martin Farndale married Charlotte Coutts in 1990.
son, James Martin Richard Farndale (FAR01317) was
born in 1994.
Their daughter, Sarah Louise Farndale (FAR01333) was born