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.

Chris Yates

Editor (ex officio)

Chris served with the Intelligence Corps from 1962 to 1965. From 2011 to 2019 he volunteered in the Corps Archive; from 2012 to 2022 he was a FICM trustee. 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.

Colin Wright


Colin was an infanteer transferee to the Intelligence Corps before transferring to, and serving in a number of intelligence and counter-intelligence roles from 1985 until 2005.  On leaving the army, Colin formed his own holistic security company and is currently contracted to the Royal Navy as a cyber security consultant.

John Condon


John served with the Intelligence Corps from 1970 to 79, then practised in the field of commercial and industrial fraud investigation. He formed the Northern Ireland ICA region in 1999, became a trustee of the Corps Museum in 2004, appointed Chairman in 2008 and served in that role until 2015.  


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