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John Jones (MI5 officer) : biography

1923 - 1998

Sir John Jones, KCB (17 February 1923 – 9 March 1998) was Director-General of MI5, the United Kingdom's internal security service, from 1981 until 1985.

Career

Jones was a native of Wigton in Cumbria, and went to The Nelson Thomlinson School in that town. A graduate of Christ's College Cambridge where he read History, he became an officer in the Royal Artillery during World War II and served as a civil servant in the pre-independence Government of Sudan.The Defence of the Realm, by Christopher Andrew, Page 556, Published by Allen Lane, 2009, ISBN 978-0-7139-9885-6 He joined the Security Service in 1955.Andrew, Page 556 He became Deputy Director General in 1976. He was Director-General of MI5 from 1981 to 1985.Andrew, Page 853

In 1983, he was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) by Queen Elizabeth II.

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