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A 1997 article referred to Cavendish as "the former senior MI5 man" and "an old Cercle hand".<ref>http://www.independent.co.uk/news/aitken-dropped-by-the-rights-secret-club-1258522.html</ref>
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'''Anthony Cavendish''' was a "former senior MI5 man" and "an old Cercle hand".<ref>http://www.independent.co.uk/news/aitken-dropped-by-the-rights-secret-club-1258522.html</ref>
  
 
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Following his demobilisation in 1948, he was recruited as the [[MI6]]'s youngest officer, aged 21, and worked in R5, the counterespionage section.<ref name="HarperCollins">Cavendish, Anthony (1997), ''Inside Intelligence'', HarperCollins, London.</ref>
 
Following his demobilisation in 1948, he was recruited as the [[MI6]]'s youngest officer, aged 21, and worked in R5, the counterespionage section.<ref name="HarperCollins">Cavendish, Anthony (1997), ''Inside Intelligence'', HarperCollins, London.</ref>
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In May 1989 Cavendish made an extended appearance on the [[Channel 4]] discussion programme ''After Dark'', alongside [[Tony Benn]], [[Lord Dacre]], [[James Rusbridger]], [[Miles Copeland]] and others.
  
 
==Deep political connections==
 
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Anthony Cavendish was a senior figure in [[Le Cercle]]. His ''[[Telegraph]]'' obituary cited his as "a leading figure, with [[Julian Amery]], MP, in running Le Cercle, a very private discussion group". It is unknown whether he was [[Le Cercle/Chairman (Europe)| European chairman]] of the group.<ref>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9871374/Anthony-Cavendish.html</ref>  
 
Anthony Cavendish was a senior figure in [[Le Cercle]]. His ''[[Telegraph]]'' obituary cited his as "a leading figure, with [[Julian Amery]], MP, in running Le Cercle, a very private discussion group". It is unknown whether he was [[Le Cercle/Chairman (Europe)| European chairman]] of the group.<ref>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9871374/Anthony-Cavendish.html</ref>  
 
 
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Latest revision as of 15:57, 1 October 2017

Person.png Anthony Cavendish  Rdf-icon.png
(spook, banker, journalist)
Anthony Cavendish.jpg
Born20 July, 1927
London, UK
Died12 January, 2013 (Age 85)
Member ofLe Cercle
"Leading member" of Le Cercle.

Anthony Cavendish was a "former senior MI5 man" and "an old Cercle hand".[1]

Background

Cavendish was born in London, but raised in Switzerland and grew up speaking English, German, Swiss-German and French.[2]

World War II

He volunteered for the British Army in 1944 and served in Secret Intelligence Middle East (SIME) where he struck up a lifelong friendship with Maurice Oldfield, a future Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service.[2][3]

Career

Following his demobilisation in 1948, he was recruited as the MI6's youngest officer, aged 21, and worked in R5, the counterespionage section.[4]

In May 1989 Cavendish made an extended appearance on the Channel 4 discussion programme After Dark, alongside Tony Benn, Lord Dacre, James Rusbridger, Miles Copeland and others.

Deep political connections

Anthony Cavendish was a senior figure in Le Cercle. His Telegraph obituary cited his as "a leading figure, with Julian Amery, MP, in running Le Cercle, a very private discussion group". It is unknown whether he was European chairman of the group.[5]

20 July 1927|12 January 2013|


References

  1. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/aitken-dropped-by-the-rights-secret-club-1258522.html
  2. a b "Flamboyant intelligence officer who was a drinking partner of Kim Philby and later wrote a controversial book about working for MI6". The Times. Retrieved 26 January 2013.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  3. "Anthony Cavendish: Intrepid intelligence officer who fought "terrorism" in the Middle East". London: The Independent. Retrieved 23 March 2013.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  4. Cavendish, Anthony (1997), Inside Intelligence, HarperCollins, London.
  5. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9871374/Anthony-Cavendish.html