Patrick Walker

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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

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]


  2. Former Directors General, MI5, accessed 30 June 2009.
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  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.