Edward Bridges

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Person.png Edward Bridges  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(civil servant)
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BornEdward Ettingdene Bridges
4 August 1892
Died27 August 1969 (Age 77)
Alma materEton, Magdalen College (Oxford)
Spouse • Katharine
• Lady Bridges
As Head of the Home Civil Service, he learned about the existence of Stewart Menzies' personal slush fund.

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In office
1938 - 1946

Edward Bridges


Just before Stewart Menzies retired as MI6 head, he met to tell his successor about the "unofficial reserve", a multi-million pound slush fund he had personally administered. Edward Bridges asked Menzies how much money he had in the account and expressed concern about lack of accountability. [1]

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