Our History

Our roots go back to 1951 when Horace Wilfred Bradbury, former Warrant Officer Class 2 in the Royal Corps of Signals founded Bradburys after 22 years service.


Horace was born on 19th November 1909 in Nowgong, India, during the British Raj. He was one of six children to Wilfred and Mabel Bradbury. Horace attended St. Joseph’s College, North Point, Darjeeling and in 1922 at the age of 13 he attended The Lawrence Royal Military School in Shimla, along with his brothers.


In 1928 at the age of 19, Horace enlisted in the Royal Signals and first saw active service on the North West Frontier in India (now Pakistan) prior to being posted to Singapore.


In 1939 Horace was appointed Superintendent in the General Headquarters Wireless Station, New Delhi.


In 1943 during the Second World War he joined the 10th Indian Divisional Signals as Warrant Officer Class 2 and was posted to England to undertake responsibility for the 'Q' Arrangements of 1,100 Prisoners of War. He later married Kathleen Mary Bartley in 1944.


At the end of the Second World War Horace was posted to the Air Formation Signals in Singapore before obtaining honourable discharge in 1951 and returned to England where he began providing services to protect corporate organisations and HNW clientèle through the provision of personal security, investigations and intelligence services.

Horace retired at 65 years of age and later passed away in 1985 in Leicestershire, England, at the age of 76 years. His grandson Roger, along with Michael and the rest of the team work tirelessly to preserve Horace's values whilst not losing sight of the hospitable and personal approach which has become synonymous with Bradburys Global Risk Group.

Horace W. Bradbury 1905-1985

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