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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

'The Real WWI Story Told: The Shooting of the Archduke...
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Sir Gavyn Arthur, a former Lord Mayor of London, has made a ten year study about the role of the sinister Black Hand in the assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, the brutal dress rehearsal regicide 11 years before in Belgrade, the love affair between the Archduke and his wife, and all the factors which combined that June day to create the tragedy: the security failures, the forgetful Chief of Police, the gearbox that jammed and the patisserie that ran out of cakes...


Date: Monday 24th June 2014

Venue: 21 Cloudesley Street, London N1 0HX

Dress Code: Black ties.

Time: 7.30 for 8 pm.

Ticket Price: 65pp made payable to the Defence and Security Forum and posted to 21 Cloudesley Street, London, N1 OHX.

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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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