We want like-minded people to join our community. Is that you?

A free network full of great people, events and insight.

We have been running since 2018 to make sure everyone is Defence and Security is supported and has a strong network of peers.

Who we are

The YPD community is a group of networks that have come together to create an even larger group of like-minded individuals

The Royal Aeronautical Society, also known as the RAeS, is a British multi-disciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community. Founded in 1866, it is the oldest aeronautical society in the world

We are a collaborative association that informs defence information policy and pilots new ways of working to transform the defence ecosystem.

ADS Group Limited, informally known as ADS, is the trade organisation representing the aerospace, defence, security and space industries in the United Kingdom.

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is the world’s oldest and the UK’s leading defence and security think tank. Its mission is to inform, influence and enhance public debate on a safer and more stable world

AFCEA is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry and academia as a forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of intelligence and security

We work together as a team.

“Know where you want to go and make sure the right people know about it”


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Why You’ll Love Us

Some of our recent activities include:

  • A virtual event full of insight and discussion
  • JIG-V Living White paper on Diversity & Inclusion
  • A virtual quiz to bring everyone together
  • Regular committee meetings to plan more exciting activities
  • Defence Sustainability Challenge for fresh insight on reaching 0% carbon

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Inspiring recent event”

The collaborative effort between senior Air Power figures and the younger generations at a recent event was what I think the YPD is all about.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“I could contribute”

With more diversity needed, YPD allowed me to speak at their event which helped to showcase the routes into Cyber Security. I will continue to work with the YPD team.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“It has really helped my career”

I get so much out of the YPD events where I can meet so many new people and learn from them. The speakers are always enthusiastic about engaging with young people.


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