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28 March 2013

Airey Neave's book "Little Cyclone" has been re-published and can be ordered through the following link:  The book tells the true story of Andree de Jongh, a young artist in Brussels in 1941 who was nicknamed Little Cyclone by her father.  She set up the Comet Line to smuggle trapped soldiers and airmen through France and across the Pyrenees into Spain.  This escape line saved the lives of more than 800 Allied servicemen.

The book was recently the subject of this feature in the Telegraph:


11 March 2013

The Trust is delighted to announce that the new Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, has agreed to become a Patron of the Trust.

16 February 2013

On Thursday 14th February, the Trust held a reception in the Peers' Dining Room, House of Lords to celebrate the publication of James Fergusson's book, "The World's Most Dangerous Place - Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia" (co-funded by the Trust).  Over 100 guests attended including the Prime Minister David Cameron, Somali Minister Mr Abdul Huur, members of the House of Lords and the House of Commons, journalists, academics, representatives from the oil and gas industries and many Somalis who had helped James with his book.  The President of the Trust Lord Bew welcomed everyone and the Chairman John Gifford talked about the work of the Trust.  James Fergusson talked about his book and thanked the Trust for its support.

11 February 2013

The Trust has announced that it will be sponsoring research by Dr Nicholas Ridley on The Cybercrime Dimension of Terrorism.

11 February 2013

James Fergusson's new book "The World's Most Dangerous Place - Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia" (co-funded by the Airey Neave Trust) was published on January 17th 2013 and has received great reviews in The Scotsman, The Spectator and The Observer.  Award-winning journalist James is among the few to have witnessed first hand the devastating reality of life in the failed and desperate state of Somalia.  His previous publications include Kandahar Cockney, Taliban:  the Unknown Enemy and A Million Bullets.