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Cairncross, John

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 1995 AD
Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Administrators

1913 – John Cairncross was born on the 25th of July in Scotland.

1936 – Cairncross joined the Foreign Office.

1937 – He joined the Communist party.

1942 – He worked on ciphers at Bletchley Park and MI6.

         – He recruited by Anthony Blunt to pass British secrets to Soviet Union, as Fifth Man of Kim Philby spy ring.

1951 – He discovered by British government but avoided prosecution by revealing information about Soviet operations

         – Cairncross worked for the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization in Rome.

1995 – He died aged 82 on the 8th of October.