Hew Strachan

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Born1 September 1949
Edinburgh, Scotland
Alma materRugby School, Corpus Christi College Cambridge
Member ofInstitute for Statecraft, Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies
InterestsWorld War I
Military historian with an active interest in the amount of UK defence spending. Institute for Statecraft advisor.

Sir Hew Francis Anthony Strachan is a UK military historian. He was one of three advisors of the Institute for Statecraft listed on their website until they took it down in 2019.[1]


In 2017, Strachan co-signed An Open Letter On Defence with Chris Donnelly.[2]

"He is a member of the Chief of Defence Staff’s Strategic Advisory Panel, the Defence Academy Advisory Board, and the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and has been a specialist advisor to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the National Security Strategy in the recently dissolved Parliament. He is a Trustee of the Imperial War Museum and a Commonwealth War Graves Commissioner, and serves on the both the United Kingdom’s and Scotland’s national advisory panels for the centenary of the First World War."[3]


A Document by Hew Strachan

TitleDocument typeSubject(s)Description
Document:An Open Letter On Defenceopen letterUK/Ministry of Defence
An open letter the BBC published from a group of academics and military men written to the UK Prime Minister highlighting "global threats", warning that "security is threatened in almost every corner of the globe" and that decreased military expenditure would "damage our international credibility". Authors included at least three members of the Institute for Statecraft.