Special Demonstration Squad

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Group.png Special Demonstration Squad  
(Intelligence agencyPowerbaseRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Parent organizationMetropolitan Police, UK Special Branch
Membership• Pete Black
• Jim Boyling
• 'Jason Bishop'
• 'Lee Bonser'
• Jim Boyling
• Mike Chitty
• 'Andy Coles'
• John Dines
• 'Kevin Douglas'
• 'Peter Francis'
• 'Christine Green'
• HN4
• HN6
• HN7
• HN8
• HN9
• HN17
• HN21
• HN23
• HN27
• HN28
• HN40
• HN41
• 'Rob Harrison'
• 'Mike Hartley'
• Mark Jenner
• Bob Lambert
• 'Barry/Desmond Loader'
• 'Darren Prowse'
• 'Matt Rayner'
• 'Malcolm Shearing'
• 'James Straven'
• 'Tony Williams'
• [[..|...]]
An undercover police group to infiltrate UK protest groups

Definitely not to be confused with the Supranational Deep State

The Special Demonstration Squad was set up in 1968 to "deal with the lack of police knowledge of what was happening on demonstrations", according to a film interview from The Guardian[citation needed]. It covertly infiltrated UK protest groups while working closely with the Crown Prosecution Service. MI5 were well aware of the group and exerted at least some control over it, though it apparently ran for 40 years without the knowledge of the most senior senior officers of Special Branch.[1]

Identities of Dead Children

The group has been criticised after it came to light that it used the names of at least 80 dead children to create false identities for its operatives[2] and that some SDS members engaged in sexual relationships with protest organisers and even had children with them in an effort to gain trust.[3] In 2008 the role of the SDS was taken up in part by the National Domestic Extremism Unit.[4]

Similar groups

The National Public Order Intelligence Unit, an agency that monitors "domestic extremists"[5] could be considered to currently occupy a similar role to the SDS.


Powerbase has a lot of details of members of the Special Demonstration Squad.[6]


Known member

1 of the 33 of the members already have pages here:

Bob LambertUndercover policeman turned academic