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?
2018 is the 60th anniversary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

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.
Incredible people have shaped our history,
our present and will continue to inspire in the future.

Here we take a look at 60 Faces of CND,
60 people who represent all the millions of people
who have campaigned for nuclear disarmament over the decades
and have made our organisation so remarkable.

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