16 November 2003. A. writes:
The person to the right of Margaret Walshaw, Row 2/7, is David Moyles (with
beard), the handler of
Stakeknife. [See court
claim against Moyles:
If anyone has questions on the FRU, i.e., have lost loved ones in N. Ireland,
they should contact the head of cover ups:
Head of Special Forces Section
[Ministry of Defence]
Room RM 3/67 Metropole Building
London WC2N 5BP
Phone: 020 721 83299
Fax: 020 721 85081
15 November 2003. Thanks to A.
This shows members of the UK Force Research Unit (FRU), in charge of undercover
operations in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Photo date not provided.
Cryptome welcomes identification of the persons shown; send to:
ID persons counting from left, by row 1, 2 or 3, say: Row 1/5, Row 2/7, Row
A woman in the FRU has been publicly identified, Margaret Walshaw, reportedly
the woman in this photo:
FRU is still operating, running agents in Ireland. Since it became controversial,
it has adopted a new cover name. This is JCU(NI). It stands for the Joint
Collection Unit (Northern Ireland). It works directly with the British Security
Service (MI5), which also has offices and technical teams on
the ground in Northern Ireland.
To confuse the many British journalists who are now investigating the activities
of FRU, another intelligence unit was renamed FIU. This is the Force Intelligence
Unit. It has nothing to do with FRU, but runs more orthodox intelligence
activities, such as the computer called CAISTER which holds fine
grain intelligence files on most of the Northern Ireland population.
It was formerly called 12 Intelligence Company.
A third group in the undercover world of Northern Ireland is the Joint Support
Group (JSG). Formerly known by a variety of names such as 14 Intelligence
Company or The Dets, it provides undercover surveillance
teams for long-term surveillance activities. Its teams work closely with
the SAS detachment based in Northern Ireland.
Until now, mystery has surrounded the identity of the agent handler who was
Brian Nelsons link to the Army and who passed on the critical instructions
and government intelligence to enable the protestants to murder the Armys
selected targets. But the name leaked out late last year.
Early in December, the government threatened legal action to gag the Sunday
Herald, a Scottish newspaper, after former colleagues of Nelsons handler
revealed her identity to their journalists. The paper was compelled under
threat of legal order to undertake that it would not reveal her name, location
or identify her by printing a photograph.
Then the case for conspiracy to murder against her and the officers who gave
her orders grew stronger, after police Commissioner Orde revealed that he
had recovered boxes of army intelligence documents called "contact forms"
and MISRs (Military Intelligence Source Reports). The contact forms give
details of every meeting between agents and their handlers. The MISR reported
detailed and assessed the intelligence provided by the agents. The police
found that some of the reports were incriminating.
The officer who commanded the Force Research Unit during the killing years
was Lt Colonel Gordon Kerr. He has since been promoted to Brigadier. As the
British police homed on his importance, he was sent to the other side of
the world, to serve as the British military attaché in Beijing.
The intelligence operator who handled Brian Nelson - whose name is banned
in Britain - is Captain Margaret Walshaw. Although any British newspaper
editor who published her name is threatened with imprisonment, she is openly
listed in the current official British government publication, the Army
List. At the time she ran agent Brian Nelson and supervised his murderous
activities, she was a non commissioned officer (sergeant) in Britains
The person in Row 1, just right of center, is identified as Gordon Kerr in
the Force Research Unit (FRU) Index:
An unknown number of persons are trimmed at left and right in the original
Uncompressed version of this photo: