MI9 Historical Report - Appendix A

APPENDIX "A"

SECRET

CONDUCT OF WORK NO. 48

M.I.9

1. A new section of the Intelligence Directorate at the War Office has been formed. It will be called M.I.9. It will work in close connection with and act as agent for the Admiralty and Air Ministry.

2. The Section is responsible for:-

  1. The preparation and execution of plans for facilitating the escape of British Prisoners of War of all three Service in Germany or elsewhere.
  2. Arranging instructions in connection with above.
  3. Making other advance provision, as considered necessary.
  4. Collection and dissemination of information obtained from British Prisoners of War.
  5. Advising on counter-escape measures for German Prisoners of War in Great Britain, if requested to do so.

3. M.I.9 will be accommodated in Room 424, Metropole Hotel.

(Sgd) J. SPENCER.
Col. G.S.
for D.M.I.

23.12.29

 

Distribution:-

P.A. to D.M.I.

M.I.6.

 

D.D.M.I. (O)

M.I.9

 

D.D.M.I. (I)

D.M.I., B.E.F.

 

M.I.5.

D.N.I. Admiralty.

 

 

D. of I. Air Ministry.