Patrons & Ambassadors

Richard Hatch

Vice Patron

Richard Hatch is a Radio Presenter with The British Forces Broadcasting Service and has been a champion of bringing awareness of Transition through the arts and has been a strong advocate for members of The Soldiers' Arts Academy  over the years.

Richard has worked for BFBS in Cyprus, Germany, Belize, Bosnia, Gibraltar and Afghanistan and is a huge fan of the forces.He is currently hosting the UK Breakfast Show

"I love my job, and feel very lucky that I get to broadcast to the military, they’re a very special lot."


Career highlights

Winning a Silver and Bronze Award at the New York Radio Festivals. Being involved in the Radio 1 link up in Afghanistan which won an RBL 'Friends of The Forces Award'. Interviewing David Beckham in Camp Bastion, and holding the current Guinness World record for the Longest Underwater Live Radio Broadcast

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"We all know that having a well-connected patron can draw attention to a cause, we believe that the patron-organisation relationship as more than an opportunity to name-drop, here are our wonderful patrons who have helped us along the way, with their dedication and continued support of The Soldiers' Arts Academy.c.i.c and it's members"