Royd Barker served as head of MI5/A Branch in the mid-1980s. In July 1990, Barker was part of a 'Cabinet Office inquiry team' along with John Muir, established in an attempt to discover who leaked confidential minutes from a Prime Ministerial meeting on German reunification to The Independent on Sunday. He was Deputy Director General of MI5 from 1981 to 1983.
- NameBase BARKER ROYD
- Stephen Dorril, The Silent Conspiracy: Inside the Intelligence Services in the 1990s, Mandarin, 1994, p.147.
- Adam Sage, Civil servants face inquiry on memo, The Independent, 22 July 1990.
- The A to Z of British Intelligence, By Nigel West
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