Diane Allen

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(spook, soldier)
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Bornca. 1964
Alma materRoyal Military Academy Sandhurst
Member ofInstitute for Statecraft, Institute for Statecraft/Tor team, Integrity Initiative/Cluster/UK/Outer Core
One of the first women in the Sandhurst, an Institute for Statecraft senior spook with DV (developed vetting)

Lieutenant Colonel Diane Allen OBE[1] is senior spook and a member of the Institute for Statecraft.


Diane Allen was one of the first women in the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.[2]


Diane Allen worked in the UK Army 1983-2020. "She has received almost 200 reports of rape, sex assault and harassment on a website she set up after quitting the Army in disgust last year – including allegations of instructors forcing trainees to have sex."[3]

"Di was a member of a team with Alex Finnen and Jon Hazell [sic.] working on the development’s Concept of Employment (CONEMP) in the area of XXXX. Di has also worked extensively in the capability development arena with the Army’s 77 Brigade in building capacity. As the former commander of Specialist Group Military intelligence and having also been closely associated previously with the Land Information Assessment Group she has an extensive working knowledge of the subject matter concerned. In addition she has extensive experience as a trainer working both in the UK and in a range of hostile and semi-hostile environments. Di has particular experience of working with women’s groups in these areas or with groups containing a large percentage of women. She is a board member of the Scientific Exploration Society and travels widely both in Europe and beyond. A former Royal Signals Officer with operational experience she has been with the Intelligence Corps reserve for the last twenty years and is currently a Lt Col."[4]

Diane Allen's name was marked (DV), meaning "Developed Vetting", together with Josh Arnold-Foster, Perry Fawcett, Roger Golland, Steve Johnson ,Phil Jolley, Andy Settle and Andrew Shortland.[5]


  • 2020 - Forewarned, Chronicling her experiences in the British Army

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