ZA COM MR-AAO-087
British Defence and Aid Fund Southern Africa : [Part 2]
- 1958/1961 - unknown (Accumulation)
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The London Metropolitan Archives hold some papers on the BDAF as part of their Anti-Apartheid Movment [London Branch] collection.
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BDAF was the forerunner of the International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF). It started life as an initiative of Canon Collins to merge all the Christian Aid funds for South Africa sometime between 1958 and 1961. Its role was to raise funds for the legal defence of political prisoners, and for their families, and later to raise public consciousness in the UK for the international organisation.
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BDAF was the forerunner of the International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF).