Last week, founding member of CND Walter Wolfgang sadly passed away at the age of 95. Walter was life-long vice president and sat on the EC of the campaign. Tributes have been pouring in for the anti-nuclear campaigner, including this from Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn in the Guardian:
”Walter was horrified by the cold war and the prospect of nuclear annihilation. In 1958 he was a founder member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, and helped organise the first Aldermaston march to Britain’s Atomic Weapons Research Establishment – an occasion he remembered for the presence of bands and music and an unexpectedly good turnout.
He stood as a Labour candidate for Croydon North East in the 1959 general election. He did not win, and was prevented from standing again due to his anti-nuclear views. Unperturbed, he dedicated the rest of his life to that cause – a level of commitment that was recognised when CND made him its vice-president for life..”
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