Dick Franks

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Person.png Dick Franks  
(Spook)
Born 13 July 1920
Hampstead
Died 12 October 2008 (Age 88)
Aldeburgh
Nationality British
Alma mater Queen's College, Oxford
Children • son
• two daughters
Spouse Rachel Ward

Sir Arthur Temple Franks (known as Dick Franks) was Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) from 1978 to July 1981[1], and deputy from 1977 to 1978.[2]

Background

Franks attended Rugby School and Queen's College, Oxford.

Career

A former Special Operations Executive officer, Franks joined MI6 in 1949. He was seconded to the British Middle East Office as part of the preparations for the 1953 Iranian coup.[3] Franks headed the MI6 station in the country following the restoration of relations in December.[4]

External Resources

Obituaries

References

  1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/3227310/Sir-Dick-Franks.html
  2. Sir Dick Franks, telegraph.co.uk, 20 October 2008.
  3. Stephen Dorril, MI6: Inside the Covert World of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Touchstone, 2002, p.577.
  4. Stephen Dorril, MI6: Inside the Covert World of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Touchstone, 2002, p.596.