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Council of Defence

DELPY, David Thomas (born 1948), Chair, Defence Scientific Advisory Council, Ministry of Defence, since 2014; Chief Executive, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, 2007–14

CURTIN, John (1885 - 1945), PC 1942; Prime Minister of Australia since 1941; Minister of Defence since 1942; Minister of Defence Co-ordination, 1941–42; Chairman Advisory War Council since 1941

Minister of Defence v Diop, Cassation Appeal, Case No 212179, Recueil Lebon 605, ILDC 790 (FR 2001), 30th November 2001, Council of State

CARR, Lawrence George (1920 - 1990), Chief of Naval Staff, New Zealand, and Member of the Defence Council, 1969–72; management consultant

CROWE, Brian (Lee) (born 1938), Director General for External and Defence Affairs, Council of the European Union, 1994–2002

AL KHALIFA, Shaikh Khalifa bin Abdullah (born 1965), Secretary General, Supreme Defence Council, Bahrain, and National Security Adviser to the King of Bahrain, since 2011

McKENZIE, John Foster (1923 - 2013), Chief of Naval Staff, and Member, Defence Council, New Zealand, 1975–77

DUXBURY, (John) Barry (1934 - 1997), Director and Chief Executive, Society of British Aerospace Companies, since 1990; Secretary, Defence Industries Council, since 1990

ABDUL RAZAK bin HUSSEIN, Tun Haji (1922 - 1976), Orang Kaya Indera Shahbandar (OKIS) 1950; Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defence, Malaysia, since 1970; Chairman: National Action Council; National Security Council; National Unity Advisory Council

MONASH, John (1865 - 1931), Member of Council, Melbourne University, 1912; Vice-Chancellor since 1923; Member of Commonwealth Council of Defence; Chairman of State Electricity Commission appointed by Act of Parliament (Dec. 1920)

DROMGOOLE, Jolyon (born 1926), Director (Council Secretariat), Institution of Civil Engineers, 1985–91; Deputy Under-Secretary of State (Army), Ministry of Defence, 1984–85

HANSON, Frederick Horowhenua Melrose (1896 - 1979), New Zealand Commissioner of Works, 1955–62, retired; Member of NZ Council for Technical Education; Chairman, NZ Defence Survey Committee, 1962

GÖRING, Hermann (1893 - 1946), Commander-in-chief of the German Air Force, 1933–45; Prime Minister of Prussia, 1933; Reichsjägermeister, 1934; Commissioner for the Four Year Plan, 1936; member Ministerial Council for Reich Defence, 1939; President General Council for War Economy, 1940

MURRAY, Alexander (1850 - 1910), Colonial Engineer and Surveyor-General, Straits Settlements, and Member of the Executive and Legislative Councils from 1898; Member Local Joint Naval and Military Defence Committee

SYME, George Adlington (1859 - 1929), Hon. Colonel; President, College of Surgeons of Australasia; Vice-President BMA; Chairman of Federal Committee BMA in Australia; Member of Council, Melbourne University, 1912; President, Medical Defence Association; Member of Medical Advisory Committee and Consulting Surgeon Repatriation Commission

Head of Beit Iksa Local Council and ors v Minister of Defence and ors, Original petition to the High Court of Justice, HCJ 281/11, ILDC 1854 (IL 2011), 6th September 2011, Supreme Court as Court of First Instance

TAYLOR, William (1902 - 1972), DL; JP; is a Civil Engineer; Member of Lloyds; Director, Building, Insurance and Engineering Companies; Liveryman, Fishmongers Company; Freeman of London; Member, Air Cadet Council, Ministry of Defence; Chairman, Sheffield Diocesan Board of Finance; Commander, West Riding St John Ambulance

STALIN, Joseph Vissarionovich (1879 - 1953), President of Soviet Council of Ministers since 1946 (late Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars) of the USSR, head of People’s Commissariat of the Armed Forces of the USSR, 1946–47; Chairman of the State Defence Committee, and People’s Commissar for the Defence of the USSR, 1941–46; member Supreme Soviet of USSR; General Secretary, Communist Party of Soviet Union (Bolsheviks); member Political Bureau of CPSU


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Was established on 12 January 1905 by regulations under both the Naval Forces Regulations and the Military Regulations. This duplication of regulations reflected the fact that the main role of ...

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