Group 13 and Stephan Kock

"One individual - a former intelligence undercover agent - contacted by The X Factor, recounted his story of a encounter with Group 13. Gary Murray, author of Enemies of the State, had decided to research Group 13 to write a book on them. He soon changed his mind. One day during his research phase he was forcibly dragged in to the back of a Transit van and had a gun stuck to his head. A voice told him it would be unwise to continue his project. Sensibly, he decided to abandon the project and instead write a book on an altogether different subject. Group 13 is generally believed to have evolved from former SAS soldiers and Security and Intelligence operatives who were once active in Northern Ireland...

Gerald James, the former Chairman of Astra Holdings Plc, a leading British munitions manufacturer - has written of his knowledge surrounding group 13 in his explosive book In the Public Interest, which blows the lid on British government involvement in arming Iraq’s Saddam Hussein... During a lengthy interview with The X Factor, James said that following his expulsion from the Board of Astra at the hands of Stephan Kock. he undertook to learn more about the mysterious Kock. In addition to learning of Kock’s intimate association with former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, he also discovered that Kock "in his more active days, had been head of Group 13." James adds, "The Foreign Office is said to draw Group 13 operatives from the SAS as well as from private security firms," and that, "It’s duties involve ‘service to the nation.’"

The career of Stephan Kock is tinged with intrigue and deception. No one, including the British Parliamentary Committee that looked into weapons deals in the wake of the Scott inquiry, can positively identify his birthplace. Some researchers maintain he was born in the same village as former media mogul Robert Maxwell. His own account of his career states he underwent active service in the SAS as well as having shadowy intelligence connections - and an inside track to the highest levels of the British government. One knowledgeable individual, alleges that the murder of Canadian Supergun designer and builder, Dr. Gerald Bull, was carried out on Kock’s express orders."
- David Guyatt, 'Group 13'

"By early 1990 my probing had become a major problem and a plot was hatched to remove me as Chairman shortly before the Supergun and other revelations and Bull’s murder. A new dummy board ld in reality by Kock with two MI6/MI5 stooges ran the company into the ground over the next two years. ... Adolphus Kock had high level political connections to Thatcher, Hesletine, Younger, Hanley, etc as well as MI5 and MI6 connections. It is now clear to me that he was involved in the murder of Dr Gerald Bull in Brussels on 22nd march 1990 and Jonathan Moyle in Santiago, Chile on 31st March 1990... Kock was also said to be head of Group 13, the Government’s assassination and dirty tricks squad according to Richard John Rainey Unwin, a close associate of Kock himself who was a contract MI6 agent and Consultant to Astra."
- Gerald Reaveley James in his 'My experiences, the Scott Inquiry, the British Legal System' article. He was chairman of the leading arms manufacturer Astra Holdings PLC from 1980 to 1990. The company was used by MI5, MI6, the CIA, MOD, DOD, etc., for covert weapons and munitions operations. Eventually, the company was destroyed. His full story is in his book 'In the Public Interest'.