Hamish de Bretton-Gordon - Chemical Warrior

In conversation with Stewart Collins

Hamish de Bretton-Gordon - Chemical Warrior

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Sunday 31 October, 2021

St Mary's Church, Petworth, GU28 0AD

8.00pm - 9.00pm

Adults £12 / 18 and under £5 / Online £5


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If the 2020 literary week event featuring ‘War Doctor’ David Nott captured your attention, we invite you to discover another extraordinary tale of our times. For thirty years, Hamish de Bretton-Gordon has served and volunteered in conflict zones around the world. As the army’s foremost chemical weapons expert, he built a unique first-hand understanding of how to prevent attacks and train doctors on the frontline – saving countless lives in the process. After suffering near-death experiences time and again, Hamish discovered he had a ticking time bomb in his own chest: a heart condition called Sudden Death Syndrome that could kill him at any moment. But with a new awareness for the fragility of life, Hamish has unearthed evidence of multiple chemical attacks in Syria and continues to advise the government at the highest level, including after the 2018 Novichok poisoning in Salisbury.

Hamish de Bretton-Gordon OBE is co-founder and director of Doctors Under Fire with Professor David Nott, where he helps civilians with the threat from chemical weapons. He frequently appears in global media as an expert commentator and in 2020 took up the position of Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Magdalene College Cambridge.

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