|Sir Antony Duff|
|Rank||Director-General of MI5|
|Award(s)||GCMG CVO DSO DSC PC|
|Born||25 February 1920|
|Died||13 August 2000(aged 80)|
|Occupation||Intelligence officer, Civil servant|
Educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Duff started his career in the Royal Navy where he was a submarine commander during World War II: he briefly commanded HMS Otway and HMS L23 in 1942 before commanding HMS Stubborn from December 1942 to July 1944.
After the war Duff joined the Diplomatic Service in 1946 and served in several postings including British Ambassador to Nepal 1964–65 and High Commissioner to Kenya 1972–75. He was Deputy Governor of Southern Rhodesia (under Lord Soames as Governor) 1979–80. He was Deputy Secretary, Cabinet Office, 1980–84, then Director General of the Security Service 1985–88.
After his retirement Duff worked as a volunteer in a centre for the homeless and was a board member of Homeless Network in London.
- Andrew, Christopher (2010). Defence of the Realm: The Authorised History of MI5. London: Penguin. ISBN 978-0-14-102330-4.
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