‘My Life as a Cold War Spy’

Alabaré’s Wiltshire Ambassadors are delighted to be hosting ‘My Life as a Cold War Spy’ on Wednesday 13 March at St. Francis’ Church, Salisbury. The evening promises to be a fascinating talk by Major General Peter Williams CMG OBE on his time spent as a military spy during the Cold War.

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 with proceeds going towards Alabaré’s work with homeless and vulnerable veterans in Wiltshire. Alabaré, with its headquarters and homes in Salisbury, is the largest provider of Homes for Veterans outside London, assisting hundreds of ex-service personnel to re-establish themselves in civilian life.

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For more information or to arrange an interview call Harvey Taylor on 01722 344485.

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