| John Cuckney |
(spook, businessman, deep state functionary)
|Born||John Graham Cuckney|
|Died||2008-10-30 (Age 83)|
|Alma mater||University of St Andrews|
|Spouse||Muriel Scott Boyd|
|Founder of||Millbank Technical Services|
A spooky establishment figure connected to arms deals and probably more
Sir John Cuckney, Baron Cuckney was a spooky establishment figure connected to weapons deals and probably more.
Cuckney worked in MI5, and was described in Peter Wright's Spycatcher as "a tough, no-nonsense" officer.
He was brought in[By whom?] to reorganize Crown Agents in the mid-1970s. He spun Millbank Technical Services out of Crown Agents, into the Ministry of Defence, and also assumed responsibility as the chief adviser on overseas arms sales to the new Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. When put into the Defence Ministry, Millbank Technical Services takes on the name International Military Service (IMS), which is organized as a “private company” whose shares are owned totally by the Secretary of State for Defence!
He was chairman of PLA from 1977-1979.
From the Ministry of Defence, Cuckney laid the groundwork for the Al-Yamamah deal, although he left in 1985.
|Document:Crown Agents||article||July 2007||Dean Andromidas|