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Last Updated: 24 Jan 2013

The DA-Notice Secretary

Andrew Vallance took over as Secretary of the Defence, Press and Broadcasting Advisory Committee in December 2004.

Prior to that he spent 38 years in the Royal Air Force, serving operationally as a squadron pilot, flight commander and squadron commander, and subsequently as the last flying station commander of RAF Wyton. He spent 6 years in Whitehall and a further 10 years in NATO, ending his RAF career in the Command Group of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). He has published over 60 articles and 3 books on defence and international security issues.


The DA-Notice Secretary (or the Deputy Secretaries) can be contacted in the following ways:


Floor 1 Spine H 21, Ministry of Defence
Main Building, Whitehall, LONDON, SW1A 2HB






The office is normally open Mondays to Fridays from 0900 to 1700. The telephone is fitted with an Ansaphone which, out of office hours, gives information on how the Secretary can be contacted.

The Secretary will normally be available OUT OF OFFICE HOURS at:

Telephone: 01344 874412
Mobile: 07768 433005

These telephones are also fitted with Ansaphones and, if the Secretary is temporarily unavailable, a message can be left and he will phone back as soon as he returns.

Deputy Secretaries

First Deputy Secretary - Air Commodore David Adams:

Telephone: (office hours) 020-7218-2206

Telephone: (out of hours) 01225 -891100 / 07796 694677


Second Deputy Secretary - Brigadier Geoffrey Dodds

Telephone: (office hours) 020-7218-2206

Telephone: (out of hours) 0208 467 2049 / 07540 163698

MOD Press Office

In the event of any difficulty the Ministry of Defence Press Office will try to establish the whereabouts of the Secretary:

Telephone: (office hours) 020-7218-2629

Telephone: (out of hours) 020-7218-7907