My Life As A Cold War Spy

My Life As A Cold War Spy

13 Mar 2019

Major General Peter Williams is an accomplished speaker with an entertaining and humorous manner. His career focused on military intelligence and liaison but was also spread across the spectrum from operational command to military diplomacy during and after the Cold War. During the Cold War he served in Berlin from 1973 to 1975 as a Regimental Intelligence Officer. He then spent more than four years in the 1980s in Berlin and East Germany as an officer in the British Commander'-In-Chief ‘s Mission to the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany (known as BRIXMIS), in effect working as a military spy. In 1983 he was awarded an MBE for his success as an intelligence collector and analyst. This promises to be a memorable talk.

  • Introduction by Commodore Richard Lord CBE RN
  • “My Life as a Cold War Spy”, an illustrated talk by Maj Gen Peter Williams CMG OBE
  • Concluding Remarks by High Sheriff Mrs N Alberry DL
  • Pre-drinks at 7pm, with talk starting at 7:30pm and Reception afterwards

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Date and Time

Wednesday 13 March 2019
19:30 – 22:00


St Francis' Church
Beatrice Road (Off Castle Road)

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Alabaré Wiltshire Ambassadors: Mark Allen, Teresa Barsby, David Bartlett, Gabrielle Edwards MBE, Sophy Gardner, Yvonne Harris, Lady Hawley DL, Sara Jones CBE DL JP, Commodore Richard Lord CBE (Chair), Commodore Jamie Miller CBE, Sir Francis Richards KCMG CVO DL, Venerable Stephen Robbins CB, Alan Taylor, Elizabeth Webbe

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