About Veterans For Britain

Veterans for Britain was formed in March 2016 in order to put forward the Defence and Security arguments for the UK to vote to leave the European Union in the 2016 Referendum, and to provide a voice for the UK’s military veterans and serving soldiers in the Leave campaign over 20 years.
Our Aims

Following the Referendum, and the consequent accelerated ambitions of the EU in Defence and Security, there remains an important role for Veterans for Britain. The group will, through detailed research and advocacy, seek to:


Her Majesty’s Government in the task of restoring full sovereign control to all aspects of the defence of the Realm in accordance with that mandate of the people


according to the professional experience of its members upon all matters pertaining to the best renovation of our national defence and security


when, in the professional judgment of its members, steps are proposed or taken which might harm that goal


the General Public by all appropriate media channels of the Organisation’s views under the above three headings.


Professor Gwythian Prins, MA, PhD (Cantab), FRHS
An emeritus research professor at the London School of Economics

Rear Admiral Roger Charles Lane-Nott, CB
served as Commander Operations and Flag Officer of Submarines in the Royal Navy

Major General Julian Thompson CB OBE
Commanded 3 Commando Brigade, Falklands War

Lieutenant General Jonathon Riley CB DSO
Commanding General, Multi-national Division (South-East) and General Officer Commanding British Forces Iraq, 2004–2005

Major General Timothy Cross, CBE
General Officer Commanding, Theatre Troops, Iraq. Military logistics expert

Dr Lee Rotherham
Director of think tank The Red Cell and Chairman of the appeal to establish a Museum of Sovereignty. He was Director of Special Projects at Vote Leave.

Richard Walton
a former head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.

Colonel Richard Justin Kemp CBE
Commanded Operation Fingal in Afghanistan from July to November 2003, and worked for the Joint Intelligence Committee and COBR.

Field Marshal Charles Guthrie
Baron Guthrie of Craigiebank, GCB, GCVO, OBE, DL, Chief of the Defence Staff

Major Jonny Rees-Davies
Retired Army Officer