2013 DEFENCE CONFERENCE
Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond, and Jean-Yves Le Drian, Ministre de la Défense, gave the keynote speeches at the FBC's 2013 Annual Defence Conference in London last week. This conference has become a firm fixture in the Bilateral Defence Calendar. Building on the signing of the Lancaster House Treaties, the FBC seized the opportunity to provide a platform for a renewed rapprochement between Britain and France.More Events
THE FBC TURNS 40!
17th July 2013
The FBC is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in July. Over the last four decades we have become a dynamic and significant force in Franco-British relations and particularly now, at a time of uncertainty in Europe, the FBC is playing a vital role in maintaining the bilateral relationship. To mark this we will be hosting an Anniversary debate on Europe followed by a reception at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.More Events
PEDALLING ACROSS THE CHANNEL
20 British Embassy Paris staff took to their bikes in May to cycle from Paris to London including John Maas who had attended the FBC Defence seminar. They were cycling along the new London to Paris Avenue Verte, a cyclist-friendly route opened after last year’s Olympic Games.The cyclists were raising money for the NSPCC and a French charity Enfant Bleu – Enfance Maltraitée.