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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
Politics Events During Autumn 2009
St. Stephen's Tower, Houses of Parliament, London.
Politics is at the heart of the DSF and critical in its influence over international relations, defence and security.  The DSF frequently hosts leaders in British politics as well as representatives from countries all over the world from the United States to the Middle East to the Far East. 

Members of the Executive of DSF and its honorary patrons have political experience in the UK and the Commonwealth and this, along with the distinguished speakers that regularly address DSF events keeps politics very much in the interests of the Forum.


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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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