Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 22 September 2020

Chiefs of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)locked

(1909–2016)

Extract

The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) was founded in October 1909 as the foreign section of the Secret Service Bureau. The service was established to counter German espionage in the UK and was initially headed by the naval officer Captain Mansfield Cumming and Vernon Kell, a captain in the ...

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Access to the full content requires a subscription