Preparing for Peace
The website of the Westmorland General Meeting 'Preparing for Peace' initiative
General Sir Hugh Beach, GBE, OBE, KCB, MC
Sir Hugh Beach saw active service in France and Java and was awarded the Military Cross. He then had various top staff appointments including Master General of the Ordinance and Director of the Council for Arms Control. Since retiring he has worked tirelessly for peace mainly through Christian organisations and has numerous publications.
MA Peterhouse, Cambridge
of the Staff College, Camberley, 1974-75
Deputy Commander-in-Chief UK Land Force, 1976-77
of the Ordnance, 1977-81
of the Council for Arms Control, 1986-89
Vice-chair of the Council for Arms Control, 1989-99
Member Peace Forum CTBI,
Member of Committee of Management for Council for Christian
Approaches to Defence & Disarmament, 1988-
include: One of 57 former generals and admirals from the USA, Russia, Britain,
France and 13 other countries, who signed a statement on the future of nuclear
weapons in 1996. “We, military
professionals, who have devoted our lives to the national security of our
countries…are convinced that the continuing existence of nuclear
weapons…constitute a peril to global peace and security…”
In 1997 he made the case against land-mines in a letter to The Times.
Publication of numerous papers on military matters and arms control.
(Information dated 14.7.01)