FICM Trustees

Patron & Trustees of FICM

Julian Barnard


Julian is FICM’s Patron. He is a Hertfordshire-based businessman who has been a significant benefactor to the museum at Chicksands. He is a Military Intelligence Museum trustee and  plays a major role in securing a permanent site for the museum.

Brian Parritt

Hon. President

Brigadier (retd) Brian Parritt is Honorary President of FICM. Before this, Brian was the first chairman of the ICM trustees and subsequently a trustee of the MIM at Chicksands. In 1966, he was involved in establishing the first Corps Museum in Ashford.

Mike Palmer


Mike served in the Intelligence Corps from 1969 until 1977. Following a career in pharmaceutical distribution, Mike re-engaged with the Corps as a museum guide at Chicksands for several years before becoming a FICM trustee in 2015 and Chair in 2019.

David Farrell


Dave served in Int & Sy Gp (V) from 1973 until 1997. In 2012, he became ICA Regional Secretary for Surrey, London and Middlesex (SLAM), FICM Treasurer and a museum tour guide.

Tony Moore


Tony served in the Corps as a Russian linguist from 1969-94 mainly in Germany and Berlin. On leaving the army he worked in the Health and Safety field. Tony became a FICM trustee in 2018 and is the honorary secretary.

Richard Harper

Membership Secretary

Richard never served in our armed forces but has always had a deep interest in their activities. He was a volunteer in the Corps Archive for five years and became a FICM trustee in 2019, with responsibility for membership services. (Serves ex officio.)

Chris Yates


Chris served with the Intelligence Corps from 1962 to 1965. In 2012, he volunteered in the Corps Archive, becoming a FICM trustee a year later. As well as producing Sub Rosa, Chris is the editor of The Rose and The Laurel.

Mike Cooksey


Mike joined the Intelligence Corps Reserve and served in Germany and Belize, with a civilian career in teaching and as an IT contractor. He volunteers in the archive and as a museum tour guide. Mike is the Secretary of ICA Eastern Region.

Dr Helen Fry


Historian Dr Helen Fry has written numerous books on military intelligence and WWII. She appears frequently in TV documentaries and in the media, is an associate editor of Eye Spy Magazine and an ambassador for the Museum of Military Intelligence.

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