|Sir Derek Boorman|
|Born||30 September 1930|
|Commands held||51st Brigade
Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Educated at Wolstanton Grammar School and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Boorman was commissioned into the North Staffordshire Regiment in 1950. He was Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General at Headquarters 48th Gurkha Infantry Brigade and subsequently Commander of 51st Brigade in Hong Kong.
He was appointed Director of Military Operations at the Ministry of Defence in 1980 and Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong in 1982. He went on to be Chief of Defence Intelligence in 1985: in that capacity he took the view that the Mikhail Gorbachev's proposals for internal reform and deep cuts in missile stocks were genuine. He retired from the British Army in 1988.
In October 1992 he was appointed a Member of the Government's Security Commission and in 1996 he accused Government Ministers of being untruthful in their evidence to the Arms to Iraq Inquiry. He retired from the Security Commission in 1998.
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- 6th Gurkhas History 1977-1994
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- "No. 49156". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 November 1982. p. 14262.
- "No. 50279". The London Gazette (Supplement). 7 October 1985. p. 13872.
- Obituary: Sir Antony Duff The Guardian, 18 August 2000
- "No. 51543". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 November 1988. p. 13389.
- "No. 49344". The London Gazette (Supplement). 9 May 1983. p. 6324.
- "The Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's)". regiments.org. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
- MI5 / MI6 History
- Intelligence chief accuses ministers over Scott report The Independent, 10 February 1996
- Bats, the General and the Fat Controller British Medical Journal, 1995
- University of Kent
Sir John Chapple
|Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong
Sir Michael Armitage
|Chief of Defence Intelligence
Sir John Kerr