The rise in the global CBRN Terror Threat and the lessons learnt from the Salisbury Novichok attack
‘Salisbury is a massive neon-advertisement to terrorists for chemical weapons use in cities’. Hamish de Bretton-Gordon
On 4 March 2018, Sergei Skripal, a former Russian military officer and double agent for the UK’s intelligence services, and his daughter Yulia Skripal were poisoned in the city of Salisbury, England with a Novichok nerve agent, according to UK sources and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
Hamish de Bretton-Gordon is Managing Director Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence at Avon Protection, the recognized global market leader in respiratory protection system technology specializing primarily in Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Industrial.
Hamish served 23 years in the British Army, which included service as Commanding Officer of the UK CBRN Regiment. Additionally, he was part of NATO’s Rapid Reaction CBRN Battalion. His operational deployments included the 1st Gulf War, Cyprus, Bosnia, Kosovo, as well as Iraq and Afghanistan.