January 2021 look forward to our first event of the year, a closed session partnered with the Coalition for Global Prosperity and War Child. More details to follow.
Previous Events 2020
23rd December 2020: Merry Christmas to CF Armed Forces Members and Friends from the Secretary of State for Defence Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP.
16th December 2020: Leadership Team members joined Amanda Milling and Matt Hancock for a thank you from the Outreach Department.
04th November 2020: Members Ed McGuiness, Will Hall and President James Clark were joined by Mims Davies MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment at the Department for Work and Pensions for a session on behalf of the RBL to sell Poppies at Westminster Underground Tube Station.
06th October 2020: Online Panel Event at Virtual Conference sponsored by Capita. Johnny Mercer MP, Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Andy Start and Huw Lewis MBE joined members to discuss “the Armed Forces and social mobility”.
04th October 2020: Online Panel Event at Virtual Conference sponsored by Capita. Darren Henry MP, Tom Randall MP and Richard Holden MP joined members to discuss “Strategies for attracting and building technical expertise into the Armed Forces”.
22nd July 2020: Online Panel Debate co-hosted by Conservative Policy Forum, sponsored by Capita. James Sunderland MP, Cath Possamai and Ren Kapur joined members to discuss the question “Have we turned the corner in UK Military recruitment and retention?”
18th February 2020: Annual Fundraiser at the Cavalry and Guards Club with guest speaker Penny Mordaunt MP and Shaun Bailey AM. Delighted to be joined by so many members, friends, MPs and Industry Experts.
Previous Events 2019
Monday 11th November 2019: Armistice Day Lunch at the Carlton Club with Gen Sir Jack Deverall. Ticket proceeds to Care After Combat.
Saturday 9th November 2019: Campaigning Action Day for Theo Clarke, Candidate in Stafford.
Tuesday 29th October 2019: Conservative Voice Meeting – Defence.
Saturday 19th October 2019: We held a successful Campaign Action Day for David Burrowes, the Candidate in Enfield Southgate. There’s a picture below or see our facebook page and twitter for the video.
September/October: CF Armed Forces held a very popular reception at Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. We were delighted the Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace could attend and speak. A huge thanks to him and to our sponsors Amey for a brilliant evening.
July: CF Armed Forces held a sold out event at the Carlton Club on the future of Defence. A huge thanks to the panel (General Sir Richard Barrons; Lucy Fisher – Defence Correspondent, The Times; Professor Peter Roberts, Director Military Sciences, RUSI and Bruce Park, Defence Partner, Deloitte) and to Lewis Feilder, our Board member who organised and chaired the event.
July: Three of our Members who are also parliamentary candidates including Wolverhampton candidate Stuart Anderson met other friends and supporters at the Candidates summer reception.
July: Members and Friends joined Ian Duncan Smith at a Battle of Britain Event in Kensington.
July: CF Armed Forces were invited to join Sevenoaks Conservatives in welcoming future Prime Minister Boris Johnson to speak about Defence issues at a fundraiser.
June: In his capacity of President of CF Armed Forces, James Clark was invited to discuss veterans mental health issues with leadership contender Jeremy Hunt MP and Secretary of State for Defence Penny Mordaunt MP.
June: Seven Members and Friends across two consecutive evenings were provided with tickets to see the Trooping of the colour parade in St James.
May: Representatives and friends invited to the launch of the Victoria Cross Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum
May: Members and Friends of the organisation were out campaigning in the local elections.
March: CF Armed Forces representatives attended Palace of Westminster meetings on the living situation for resettled Afghan Interpreters and for the launch of Conservative Friends of Afghanistan with Sir Michael Fallon MP and Tom Tugendhat MP.
February: Parliamentary Launch. A huge thanks to those who attended our introductory event on Monday 4th February 2019 in Westminster. The event was well attended by MPs, Peers, Conservative Candidates and Industry Leaders. The Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson MP joined us and spoke about his enthusiasm for the organisation. A huge thank you to Saab and Kanto for their contribution to making the event possible.