Royd Barker

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Died27th December 2012

Royd Barker served as head of MI5/A Branch in the mid-1980s.[1] In July 1990, Barker was part of a 'Cabinet Office inquiry team' along with John Muir, established in an attempt to discover who leaked confidential minutes from a Prime Ministerial meeting on German reunification to The Independent on Sunday.[2] He was Deputy Director General of MI5 from 1981 to 1983.[3]

External resources


  1. Stephen Dorril, The Silent Conspiracy: Inside the Intelligence Services in the 1990s, Mandarin, 1994, p.147.
  2. Adam Sage, Civil servants face inquiry on memo, The Independent, 22 July 1990.
  3. The A to Z of British Intelligence, By Nigel West

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