It was part of a secret operation codenamed Columba whose story is told for the first time in my book, , based on declassified files and personal accounts in Britain and Europe. Thousands of birds were released in the operation, in a desperate attempt to procure allies in the darkest days of the Second World War.
The BBC has discovered evidence that a Conservative minister in the 1960s provided information to communist spies in return for money. The files - found in the archives of the Czech Security Service - show that Raymond Mawby MP provided information to Czech spies for a decade, including details about colleagues in Parliament. Mawby was an unusual Tory - a working class trade unionist who had been selected as MP for Totnes, Devon, in 1955. But just how unusual he was is only now clear.
Enemy searchlights had caught its outline as the RAF Whitley reached Nieuport on the coast of Nazi-occupied Belgium, and the German batteries opened up. But unscathed, the pilots pressed on, heading inland as instructed. Just minutes later, passing above the darkened fields of Flanders, the crucial moment had arrived. The flaps of the aircraft were lowered and, from a height of between 600 and 1,000ft, a British ‘agent’ parachuted gently to the ground.
Statement is unusual and so is seeing three European spy chiefs pictured. The message - that cooperation needs to continue irrespective of Brexit - is, I think, one for their political masters as well as the public... https://t.co/dOMXIokO67
Breaking - Heads of UK’s MI6, German BND and French DGSE meet at Munich and make unusual joint statement on need for co-operation. ‘Even after UK’s exit from the EU, close cooperation and information sharing must be taken forward’ they say.
UK Foreign Office publicly points finger at Moscow for cyber attack on Ukraine that spread and cost businesses hundreds of millions. National Cyber Security Centre -part of GCHQ- assessed that Russian military intel (ie GRU) - was almost certainly responsible for NotPetya in 2017
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