Don't ask me how I got into this ... it's a long story ....... ... suffice to say ... I have a question ... was this man MI5 ? because I found some other information relating to ( I think ! ) this !! Brigadier-General C. Delme-Radcliffe, C.B., C.M.G., C.V.O., and the Staff of the British Mission, as well as the Liaison Officers, both Italian and British, rendered much valuable service. The translation of orders and the carrying of important messages threw a heavy responsibility on these officers, and the task was carried out without a hitch or difficulty of any sort. http://www.npg.org.uk/live/search/portrait.asp?LinkID=mp67917&rNo=0&role=sit A British Military Mission under Brigadier-General Delmé Radcliffe, the former military attaché at Rome, was sent to the Italian headquarters with an intelligence section under Colonel Vivian Gabriel. The other Allies were represented by their actual military attachés in Italy. I received through the Foreign Office a memorandum drawn up by the War Office, defining the functions of the Military Mission and the correlative position of the military attaché. Its terms seemed quite satisfactory, and if properly observed they should have ensured general co-ordination with the Embassy at Rome. Unfortunately during the war there seems to have been a disposition in departments at home to shut themselves up like watertight compartments, and not always to remember that in a national cause all were members one of the other. This disposition was in certain cases reflected in their agents abroad. It is perhaps unnecessary to elaborate this point further, but I cannot do otherwise than insist that a tendency, which was, I gather, not peculiar to my experience, on the part of the Military Missions to act rather in rivalry and competition than in co-operation with the diplomatic establishment was much to be regretted, not only on the grounds of expediency but on account of the impression it produced in the country where they were stationed. http://wwi.lib.byu.edu/index.php/CHAPTER_XI:_ROME,_1915-1916 Then I came across a medal card for the award of the Women's Service medals to a female member of MI5 ! Medal card of Wookey, Florence J British Military Mission Rome Civilian Female MI5 Clerical Work Date 1914-1920 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/...asp?Edoc_Id=6306781&queryType=1&resultcount=1 Then I found this ...... So .... what do you think ? .... does anybody know anything about this man ??