David Rumsey was a tireless CND activist who was present at the inaugural meeting of CND in 1958.
While completing his National Service, David attended a course on the effects of atomic weapons. ‘The American film footage from Hiroshima left a lasting impression on me,’ he said. ‘Nuclear weapons were obviously qualitatively and quantitatively different from anything one could possibly fight a war with; they were simply devices for mass destruction.’
David co-organised a number of major CND events including long distance walks, exhibition bus tours, speaking tours, and the most recent Aldermaston March. He served on National Council over many years and was an active member of Ex-Services CND.
His passion for the cause of nuclear disarmament never dimmed.
What is 60 faces of CND?
Founded in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, CND has been a powerful collective voice against the dangers of nuclear weapons.
CND’s greatest strength has always been its members.
Here we take a look at 60 Faces of CND,
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