Air Commodore Alastair Mackie CBE DFC is a vice-president of CND, and has been a member of Ex-Services CND and Generals for Peace. He served in the Royal Air Force from 1940-68.

When asked how successful he thinks CND has been, Alastair said in an interview with the Imperial War Museum, ‘Within the limits of what human institutions can do, they do pretty well. My first love as it were is CND, and I believe that the spontaneity and the honesty and the genuineness of CND is quite marvellous. And it is a great privilege and a pleasure for me to do what I can for CND.’

Alastair has publicly questioned the government’s nuclear weapons policy since retiring, calling it ‘idiotic, corrupt and unjustifiable on any grounds’.

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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