Patrick Walker

From Wikispooks
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Person.png Patrick Walker  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(Spook, Civil servant)
Patrick walker.jpg
Born28 July, 1935
Died6 July, 1998 (Age 62)
Cause of death
Alma materTrinity College (Oxford)
ReligionRoman Catholic
Little known head of MI5.

Employment.png Director General of MI5

In office
1 January 1988 - February 1992
DeputyJohn Alpass, Julian Faux, Stella Rimington
Preceded byAntony Duff

Employment.png Deputy Director General of MI5

In office
- 31 December 1987
Succeeded byJulian Faux

Sir Patrick Walker was a little known head of MI5.

Official Narrative

Sir Patrick Walker was the head of the Security Service MI5 from the start of 1988 until he retired in February 1992.[1] There appears to be a lack of information about Patrick Walker in the public domain.


Walker joined the Security Service in 1963 following a period of service in the pre-independence government of Uganda.[2]

While working at the security service and before his promotion, he was head of the counter-terrorism department.[3]

According to The Times, Walker served as Deputy Director General Operations before heading the service, and was succeeded in that post by Julian Faux in 1988.[4]

Many thanks to our Patrons who cover ~2/3 of our hosting bill. Please join them if you can.


  2. Former Directors General, MI5, accessed 30 June 2009.
  4. Julian Faux, CB, MI5 officer, died of cancer on July 6 aged 62. He was born on July 28, 1935, The Times, 23 July 1998.