1915 – Born on the 16th of November Bakewell, Derbyshire.
1973 – He was Director-General of Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI6.
1979 – He asked by Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher to coordinate security and intelligence in Northern Ireland.
1980 – He left his post after his Positive Vetting clearance was withdrawn.
1981 – He died on the 11th of March.