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Security, Intelligence & Secret Services

Question: Name the former officer of the Russian secret services who specialised in tackling organised crime who defected to Britain and was murdered in London in 2006.

Answer: Alexander Litvinenko

Question: By what name is the British Secret Intelligence Service better known?

Answer: MI6

Question: Name the intelligence and security organisation responsible for providing signals intelligence to the British government and armed forces?

Answer: GCHQ Government Communications Headquarters  

Question: By what name is the United Kingdom’s domestic counter-intelligence and security agency better known?

Answer: MI5 

Question: What do the letters M and I stand for in MI5 and MI6?

Answer: Military Intelligence 

Question: What was the name of the book that the British Government tried to ban that was written by Peter Wright a former MI5 Officer?

Answer: Spycatcher 

Question: Which former leading British art historian, who even did work on the Queen’s art collection for which he received a Knighthood, confessed afterwards to having been a Soviet spy?

Answer: Anthony Blunt 

Question: Where is the UK’s Ministry of Defence’s secretive Defence Science and Technology Laboratory based?

Answer: Porton Down   

Question: Where was British Signals Intelligence based during the Second World War?

Answer: Bletchely Park  

Question: Which very senior MI6 Officer was exposed in 1963 as a Soviet Spy after the defection of his colleagues Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess to Russia?

Answer: Kim Philby 

Question: At which British Institution in the 1930s was Kim Philby, Anthony Blunt, Donald Maclean, Guy Burgess plus one other unconfirmed member all recruited as Soviet spies?

Answer: Cambridge University They were known as the Cambridge Five