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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

Is There A Global Solution To The Fire In The Middle East?
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Lord Malloch-Brown will address the issue of the raging conflicts in the Middle East – every day more complex and threatening for the entire region. The rapid rise of ISIS has confounded the experts... Is there indeed a role for outside nations to help quench the fire?

Lord Richards, familiarly known as General Richards in his role as Chief of Defence Staff will give his own analysis from a military perspective. Should there be a role for international forces?


Date: Tuesday 18th November 2014

Venue: Naval and Military Club, 4 St. James’ Square, London, SW1.

Dress Code: Black ties.

Time: 7.30 for 8 pm.

Ticket Price: 80pp made payable to the Defence and Security Forum and posted to 21 Cloudesley Street, London, N1 OHX.

Apply to Lady Olga Maitland at olga.maitland@virgin.net 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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