EPQ Timeline

Events

Secret Service Bureau formed

January 1909

Captain Sir George Mansfield Smith-Cumming Becomes the First Director of the SSB

February 1909

MI5 Specialised from the Secret Service Bureau

1914

Secret Service Bureau Specialised Again (Beginnings of pre-MI6)

1914

World War 1

1914 - 1918

Pre-MI6 Becomes the Directorate of Military Intelligence Section 6 (MI6)

1916

Captain Sir George Mansfield Smith-Cumming Dies

June 1923

World War Two

1939 - 1945

Cold War

1947 - 1991

Klaus Fuchs was Revealed to be a Mole and was Passing Secrets to the Soviets

1949

Casino Royale Published; First Appearance of James Bond

April 1953

Vietnam War

1 November 1955 - 30 April 1975

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 14 1962 - October 28 1962

Whistleblower David Shayler is Born

1965

Whistleblower Annie Machon is Born

1968

Operation Foot: 107 Soviet Intelligence Officers are Expelled From London

1971

The Awareness of Terrorism Increases

1985

Britain Rated as Fourth Most Important Source of Science and Technology Espionage

1986

PIRA Attack Downing Street

February 1991

Stella Rimington Becomes the First Female Head of an Intelligence Agency

March 1992

Existence of MI6 Officially Acknowledged

1994

Annie Machon and David Shayler Resign to Blow the Whistle on MI5

1996

Annie Machon and David Shayler Live in Exile in Paris

1999 - 2000

Richard Tomlinson Publishes 'The Big Breach'

2001

9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2001

7/7 Attacks

7th July 2005

Andrew Parker Becomes Director-General of MI5

April 2013