Spy to give talk in aid of charity

Friday 28th April 2017 3:15 am
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The Isle of Man Branch of ABF The Soldiers Charity has announce that Major General Mike Williams will give a talk in aid of charity funds entitled My Life as a Cold War Spy.

The talk on Thursday, May 11, at 6pm will be in the presence of the Lieutenant Governor Sir Richard Gozney and will take place at Douglas Bay Yacht Club.

Chairman of the branch Alfred Cannan MHK said: ’I am delighted that Major General Mike Williams has offered his services to help us with our fundraising.

’Major General Peter Williams is an accomplished speaker with an entertaining and humorous manner. His career focused on military intelligence and liaison, but was also spread across the spectrum from operational command to military diplomacy during and after the Cold War.’

During the Cold War he specialised in intelligence, serving first in Berlin from 1973 to 1975 as a Regimental Intelligence Officer.

He then studied Russian and German before spending more than four years in the 1980s in Berlin and East Germany as an officer in the British Commanders’-in-Chief Mission to the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany (known as BRIXMIS), in effect working as a military spy.

In 1983 he was awarded an MBE for his success as an intelligence collector and analyst.

There are still some tickets available and these can be booked by contacting Secretary James Mylchreest using the email address [email protected]

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