To report an imminent threat call 999 or ring the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321
Current UK threat level: SEVERE Read more about threat levels >>

Remembrance 100

11th November 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. During this period of remembrance MI5 will be joining people around the world in reflecting on the lives that were changed and those that were lost.

Andrew Parker, Director General MI5 said:

11th November this year is of course the 100th anniversary of the first Armistice Day marking the end of World War One. We mark it every year in memory of the fallen in all wars, then and since. We do so in MI5 for all the obvious solemn reasons concerning conflict and loss. We also have a strong historical link because of our security intelligence role through wartime and conflicts, dating right back to MI5's formation in the run-up to World War One to deal with German espionage at the time.

Many members of MI5 actively support the Royal British Legion in their fantastic work with veterans, injured members of the armed forces, and families. We do that not only in poppy sales, but also through fundraising events. For all these reasons, we display a poppy in the foyer all year round, along with our own book of remembrance for all who die in service.

You can also see former MI5 Director General Vernon Kell's 1918 Armistice Day letter of thanks to "ladies, officers, and staff" of MI5 below.

Armistice Day letter from Vernon Kell to MI5 staff

09 November 2018

 

Related Article

MI5 pays tribute on Armistice Day

MI5 pays tribute on Armistice Day Staff at MI5 will today join the country in two minutes of silence at 11am to...

Read Full Article ›

Defending the realm

Speech by the Director General of the Security Service, Jonathan Evans, at Bristol University, 15 October 2009.

Read Full Article ›

A modern MI5

Andrew Parker, the Director General of MI5, delivered the annual Lord Mayor's Defence and Security lecture in...

Read Full Article ›
Fact or Fiction?
MI5 isn't allowed to monitor the private lives of public figures.

True False