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The DSF's Co-founder, Lady Olga Maitland
Welcome to The Defence and Security Forum

The Defence and Security Forum was founded by Lady Olga Maitland in 1983. It was originally a campaigning organisation known as Families for Defence launched to challenge the anti-nuclear protest movements such as CND. Families for Defence’s remit was to promote the NATO case for multilateral nuclear disarmament. In the course of doing so the purpose was to focus on the importance of a proper provision for the defence of the United Kingdom.
Major General Patrick Cordingley, our Chairman Our Keynote Topics

  • International Relations
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Defence and Security

House of Lords Annual Dinner, Algerian  British Business Council
Booking forms

Key theme: ‘Investment Opportunities in Algeria.’ Lead by Yassine Bouhara, Chairman, Tell Group, Investment Fund.

Sponsored By RT. HON. LORD RISBY. 


Rt. Hon. Alistair Burty MP, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
British Ambassador to Algeria, H.E. Barry Lowen

Algerian Ambassador to the UK, H.E. Amar Abba. 

Date: Thursday, 18th October 2018, at 7 pm.

Venue: House of Lords, Palace of Westminster, London

Dress code: Black tie.

Ticket price: 180 p/p to be paid to the Algerian-British Business Council

Apply to Lady Olga Maitland at or tel. 0207 837 9212 or mobile 07778 917133.

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A DSF speaker. Lady Olga Maitland talking to delegates. A DSF speaker
Delegates enjoying the debate. Lady Olga Maitland chatting to a delegate. Cordingley

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