Atlantic Council of the United Kingdom
The Atlantic Council of the United Kingdom was formed in 1994 through a merger of the British Atlantic Committee and Peace Through NATO. It functions to support NATO and Western military interests. It is closely connected to TUCETU with whom it had a joint conference in 1998 and 1999.
By its own account on its website of 2006:
- The Atlantic Council was formed in 1994 when the British Atlantic Committee and Peace Through NATO joined. Both these organisations had a long history of supporting the Alliance but in the post Cold War period it was felt that there was sufficient overlap to bring about a merger.
- The Atlantic Council receives funds on an annual basis from Her Majesty's Government. However, the Council acts in a non-party political way. This is reflected in the fact that it numbers all three major party political leaders among its patrons. The Council has a President, many distinguished patrons and a management Board.
- The main thrust of the work of the Council is in schools. We believe that it is very important that students have some knowledge of security issues. These are looked at in the context of life in a democracy.
It is a member of the Atlantic Treaty Association.
- Director: Alan Lee Williams OBE
- President: Lord Younger of Leckie
- Chairman: Right Honorable David Clark MP.
- Education Adviser: John Ayre
- Honorary Treasurer: Peter Robinson 
- This information was formerly (January 2006) at http://www.atlantic-council.org.uk/. As at December 2009 this website is defunct and the text is no longer available even in the web archive.
- This account was taken from the Atlantic Council of the UK website http://www.atlantic-council.org.uk/about_us.htm as at January 2006. As at December 2009 this website is defunct and the text quoted is not available even in the Wayback Machine web archive.
- Atlantic Council - Credits
- Internet Archive http://www.atlantic-council.org.uk/, accessed 8 December 2009