Friday, 4 May 2012

The Reluctant Spy

A month ago today I told you about spies. Spies are still very much in the news at the moment with the mysterious death of Gareth Williams being investigated. I’m sure his equally mysterious obsession with women’s clothes will also be a matter of much debate in future years. At the time of his death Gareth was hoping to leave MI6 and return to GCHQ.

On 12th April another spy died, this time naturally. He was Mark Frankland. He too was a somewhat reluctant spy, and his sexuality was not so grey as Gareth Williams’.

His espionage work for MI6 only lasted a year in the early 1960s, but it meant that wherever he went and whatever he did was seen as suspicious by both sides.

Here is his obituary from The Daily Telegraph.

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