British officer cadet at Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in GB, 1972-1973; officer served with 1st Bn Coldstream Guards in Berlin, Germany, London, GB and Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1973-1976; served with Sultan's of Oman Forces in Dhofar, 1976-1978; served as officer with 2nd Bn Coldstream Guards at Catterham Barracks in GB and The Gambia, 1978-1979; student with Army School of Languages at Beaconsfield in GB, 1979-1981; served as tour officer with BRIXMIS in Germany, 1981-1983; student with Army Staff College, Camberley in GB, 1984-1985; officer served with 1st Bn Coldstream Guards in GB and Hong Kong, 1985-1986; officer served as ground operations officer with BRIXMIS in Germany, 1987-1989; officer served as second in command of 1st Bn Coldstream Guards in GB and Kenya, 1989; staff officer served with Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium, 1989-1992; commanded 1st Bn Coldstream Guards in Northern Ireland and Germany, 1992-1993; commanded 1st Bn Coldstream Guards Battle Group during Operation Grapple 3 with United Nations in Bosnia, Balkans, 11/1993-5/1994; served as staff officer with Cost Review Secretariat at Ministry of Defence in London, GB, 1994-1995; served as military observer with United Nations in Zagreb, Croatia, 1995; staff officer served as Assistant Director of Intelligence for Current and Crisis with Defence Intelligence Staff in London, GB, 1996-1998; served as Chief Faction Liaison Officer with SFOR, NATO in Bosnia, 1998; student with Australian Defence College in Canberra, Australia, 1999; served as Chief of Strategic Policy at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium, 1999-2000; served as Deputy United Kingdom to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, 2001-2002; served as Head of NATO Military Liaison Mission in Moscow, Russia, 2002-2005
REEL 1 Background in GB, 1951-19: family's military background; following father's military career on postings; education; experience with Territorial Army; decision to join British Army. Aspects of period as cadet at Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, GB, 1972-1973: selection for Coldstream Guards; nature of his cadet intake; character of syllabus. Aspects of period on platoon commanders course at School of Infantry at Warminister in GB, 1973: amusing story of questioning mine detecting qualities of six inch nail; advice to dig escape tunnel. Recollections of period as officer with 1st Bn Coldstream Guards in Berlin, Germany, 1973-1974: nature of report on joining battalion in Berlin; joining battalion in Berlin; taking illicit photograph during journey to Berlin on British Military Train; patrolling into East Berlin; incident of damage to car during patrol into East Berlin. REEL 2 Continues: British military access to East Berlin; commanding Spandau Prison detachment; imprisonment for Rudolph Hess in Spandau Prison; attitude towards ceremonial elements of prison detachment; lifestyle and accommodation; annual training exercises; 'Rocking Horse' plan for potential Russian invasion of Berlin; patrolling British Sector of Berlin; description of Berlin Wall; contrast between West and East Berlin; Russian presence in East Berlin area; opinion of East German forces. REEL 3 Continues: Aspects of period as officer with 1st Bn Coldstream Guards in London, GB, 1974-1975: return to Chelsea Barracks in GB; contrast between Coldstream and Grenadier Guards; amusing story of sergeant-major's reaction to European referendum; nature of duties at Chelsea Barracks; ceremonial duties including the Tower of London. Aspects of operations as officer with 1st Bn Coldstream Guards in Northern Ireland, 1975-1976: contrast between 1st Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers and 1st Bn Royal Highland Fusiliers presence during reconnaissance party to Belfast; character of reconnaissance parties to Belfast; situation in Belfast, 1975; appearance of Intelligence Section of 1st Bn Royal Highland Fusiliers; intelligence gathering duties; intelligence training received; amusing story of handling source; attitude towards intelligence gathering in Northern Ireland. REEL 4 Continues: duration of Northern Ireland tour. Recollections of period as officer with Sultan's of Oman Forces in Dhofar, 1976-1978: learning Arabic at Army School of Languages at Beaconsfield, GB; character of Sultan's of Oman Forces; numbers of British and Commonwealth officers; officer's pay; nature of Baluch troops; stories illustrating Baluchi officer approach to briefings; influence of imams in regiment; story of how Baluchi was able to discover mines by instinct and handle them without danger; language used and need to write things down; attitude of Baluchi troops to soldiering. REEL 5 Continues: religious considerations; question of how Baluchi troops viewed skin colour; social considerations; rations; Baluchi attitude towards throwing items away; situation in Dhofar, 1976-1978; patrolling activity and restrictions placed on it; incident of patrol being fired on and problems of establishing location of action; arrival of Italian film crew after incident; amusing story of response of experienced Australian officer to dealing with contact; duties as operations intelligence officer; last Communist insurgence from Yemen, 1976; intelligence sources. REEL 6 Continues: character of Ado tribesmen; nature of campaign in Dhofor; air support available; description of terrain and climate; complaints from RAF about quality of meteorological reports; nature of heat and cold; uniform and boots; weapons; transport; threat from mines; tactics employed by Ado and shooting abilities; water supply; rations; duration of night patrols; 'hearts and minds' visits to villages; degree of threat from insurgents during patrols. REEL 7 Continues: recruitment of Baluchis; training centre in Dfohar; role as training officer; assessment of recruits; training programme; problems operating radios in Dfohar; nature of radio messages; heavy weapons training; character of Reconnaissance Platoon; discipline; mercenary character of Baluchi forces; occasional disciplinary lapses; story of how quartermaster gathered equipment and hid it during inspection; nature of service in Oman; story of dealing with presence of rat in quarters; discovery of dead crow in water supply; attitude to service in desert. REEL 8 Continues: Recollections of period as officer with 2nd Bn Coldstream Guards at Catterham Barracks in GB and The Gambia, 1978-1979: posting to battalion; commanding officer's opinion of role of battalion; attending Junior Officers Course; emphasis on staff duties during course; exercises; posting as company commander with No 1 Coy; attending anti-terrorist exercises at Heathrow Airport; civil disturbance exercises, early 1979; attitude of troops to ceremonial duties and drill; on six week exercise in The Gambia; story of armourer having to deal with Russian and Chinese supplied weapons; presence of snakes, wild dogs and vultures; presence of European holidaymakers on Gambian coast; participation in Queen's birthday parade; story of improvisation during honour guard for Chinese premier. REEL 9 Continues: passing Staff College Examinations. Aspects of period as student with Army School of Languages at Beaconsfield in GB, 1979-1981: character of army architecture at Beaconsfield; language courses; army language aptitude examination; starting Russian language course; fellow students on course; meeting future wife; nature of syllabus and working routine; visit with tourist group to Russia during Moscow Olympic Games, 1980; impressions of Russia, 1980; starting German language. Aspects of period attending pre-BRIXMIS course at Ashford in GB, 1981: joining course. REEL 10 Continues: exercises on Salisbury Plain; opinion of training course. Recollections of operations as officer with BRIXMIS in Berlin, Germany, 1981-1983: RAF officer who didn't take to BRIXMIS work; process of posting to West Berlin; location of British Headquarters in West Berlin; familiarisation period on arrival with BRIXMIS; story of first familiarisation tour with experienced officer; on convoy watch; art of collecting intelligence; value of familiarisation tours; experienced NCOs; amusing story of ordering bulk order of day-glo Gortex jackets; instance of ordering mini-bus without requisite number of seats; role of NCOs from Intelligence Corps; daily recognition tests; looking for 'scoops'; presence of female personnel in mission and reasons why they didn't go on tour. REEL 11 Continues: organisation of tours in East Germany; crossing into East Germany by Glienicke Bridge; tour tasks including checking military rubbish dumps; checking Russian and East German prepared positions; types of paper used by Russians in their toiletry arrangements; marking of maps; selecting overnight stopping points; Russian traffic regulators; importance of tea; incident of meeting with East German forestry official; friendliness of East German civilians towards mission. REEL 12 Continues: description of types of vehicles used by BRIXMIS; mission modifications of Opel Senator; story of recovery of broken down vehicle from southern East Germany; nature of modifications of vehicles; cameras used; character of maps used; winches; reasons why BRIXMIS didn't use camouflaged uniforms; use of early video cameras; use of thermal imaging camera; uniform worn; amusing story of receiving first batch of Gortex clothing; footwear worn; sleeping bags and use of ponchos for cover; rations. REEL 13 Continues: protocol used when dealing with Russians; description of tactics used when detained by Russians; use of alcohol during detentions by Russians; rules on treatment of mission cars; protocol on detention by East Germans; relations between East Germans and Russians; crossing checkpoints on Glienicke Bridge; East German surveillance in Potsdam; attitude of Stasi to Allied missions; incident of 'bumping' into Stasi in wood near Dresden; vehicles used by Stasi; use of 'flyoffs' on autobahn. REEL 14 Continues: opinion of Stasi efficiency; 'running' military convoys; encounter with Russian officer whilst photographing military convoy; encounter with Russian officer whilst watching railway line; types of activities observed by army missions; aims to photograph registration numbers of Russian vehicles; question of estimation of strength of Communist forces; story of missions gathering of intelligence on new T80 Russian tank from 3/1983; sharing of information between missions. REEL 15 Continues: character of French and American missions; how Allied mission tours were co-ordinated; contrast in approaches of BRIXMIS and American mission; question of intelligence gathering role of BRIXMIS; use of aircraft by Allied missions; British use of De Havilland Chipmunk to photograph Communist forces in Berlin area; attending parade at Russian War Memorial in British Zone of Berlin; liaison duties with Russians; visits to Soviet Officers Club in Potsdam; character of Russian mission personnel. REEL 16 Continues: account of surrounding of mission car and detention by Russian troops whilst observing river crossing on River Elbe near Guttenberg, 8/1981; account of photographing train carrying BMP armoured vehicles and how NCO managed to acquire calibre of its gun using Granny Smith apple, 1983. REEL 17 Continues: account of mission car being rammed by East German Air Force vehicle near radar site whilst escorting new mission commander on tour, summer 1982; story of meeting driver of vehicle who rammed his vehicle on trip to Germany in later years; opinion of aim of East Germans to kill mission members; incidents of American mission and BRIXMIS damaging Russian and East German vehicles; relations with East German civilians. REEL 18 Continues: conversation with former East German detainee in pub; attitude of East Germans to state regime; incident of encounters with East German civilian when they aided the mission; life in East Germany. Aspects of period as student with Army Staff College, Camberley in GB, 1984-1985: background to going to staff college; attitude towards period at staff college and learning military writing; syllabus; visit to Berlin; opinion of course. REEL 19 Continues: concentration on course on British Army of the Rhine. Aspects of period as officer with 1st Bn Coldstream Guards in GB and Hong Kong, 1985-1986: attending Queen's Birthday Parade; move of battalion from Caterham to Hong Kong, early 1986; accommodation in Hong Kong; duties on border; internal security training; nature of jungle training in Brunei; degree of internal security threat in Hong Kong; attending state funeral of governor in Hong Kong; attitude towards service in Hong Kong; amusing story of battalion members visit to female Royal Navy medical officer. REEL 20 Continues: character of Roman Catholic padre; story of meeting former escapee from Japanese occupied Hong Kong during visit to Australia. Recollections of period as ground operations officer with BRIXMIS in Berlin, 1987-1989: attitude towards posting; character of first tour in comparison with second tour; duties of ground operations officer; occasions when ground operations officer went on tour; Rudolf Hess' incarceration in Spandau Prison; role as interpreter in dealings with Rudolf Hess; death of Rudolf Hess. REEL 21 Continues: further details of Rudolf Hess' incarceration in Spandau Prison; Allied guarding of Rudolf Hess; reasons why Russians wanted continued imprisonment of Rudolf Hess; impressions of Rudolf Hess; Rudolf Hess' prison regime; nature of situation in East Germany by time of second tour; attending Russian military exercises in East Germany; role of gathering intelligence on troop movements; atmosphere during encounter with Russian officer during second tour; nature of second tour in late 1980s; opinion of East German forces; question of Russian plans on outbreak of war. REEL 22 Continues: role of ground operations officer; rail watch duties; army tours taking photographs of aircraft; duration of tours; debriefing and tour report compilation; importance of comment by tour members on report; typing up of reports and signing off; confidentiality of tour reports; story of discovery of convoy of Scud Missile launchers in village at night; plans to acquire example of Russian reactive tank armour; how BRIXMIS tour acquired an example of reactive tank armour; story of photographing Russian Hind helicopters during first tour with BRIXMIS, 1981-1983. REEL 23 Continues: nature of selection of Chief of Mission by late 1980s; liaison between Allied missions; incident when American mission poached on their tour territory; opinion of nature of relations between Allied missions; question of American/French relations; French use of satellite imagery; American and French missions method of touring; Russian officer's view of different missions; opinion of American method of operating; visits to British Embassy in East Berlin; reaction to Berlin Wall coming down, 1989; question of security within mission; incident when Russian officer breached security; British liaison with Russians. REEL 24 Continues: mission visits to former Nazis concentration camps; visit to British military cemetery in East Germany; reaction to hearing of Berlin Wall coming down, 1989; question of Stasi control over East German population; question of how East Germany military dismantled itself after 1989. Aspects of period as second in command of 1st Bn Coldstream Guards in GB and Kenya, 1989: joining battalion in London, 4/1989; move to Kenya; setting up training programme; British Army's use of Kenya for exercises; stomach problems in battalion. Recollections of period as staff officer with Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium, 1989-1992: background to posting to SHAPE; French language needs; role of as military assistant to General John Galvin; character of General John Galvin; editing General John Galvin's speeches. REEL 25 Continues: character of headquarters at Mons; General John Galvin's personal staff; American staff's working hours; bureaucratic nature of work; attempt to cut down number of generals at headquarters; stories illustrating General John Galvin's character; story of visit to Munich with General John Galvin; visit from Russian Chief of Staff to headquarters, 1990; organising General John Galvin's reciprocal visit to Russia. REEL 26 Continues: story of visit to Russian Military District Headquarters in Kiev; story of visit to Russian Navy in Sevastopol; arrival of Russian liaison officers at SHAPE; story of visit to Poland, 1991 including hosting by Italians in Warsaw; General John Galvin's visit to NATO Defence College in Rome, Italy; writing speech for General John Galvin about American logistical contribution to Gulf War Operations, 1991; question of division of responsibility between Americans and Europeans in Russia and Eastern Europe, 1991; character of NATO. REEL 27 Continues: dealing with letters from American medical officer; amusing story of being offered candy by American officer; story of General John Galvin's visit to site of Battle of Waterloo. Recollections of period commanding 1st Bn Coldstream Guards in Northern Ireland, 1992: receiving specialised Northern Ireland training; joining battalion at Dungannon; visit to local Royal Ulster Constabulary commander; co-operation with police forces; nature of role; incident of troops receiving bomb in tin of Quality Street from civilians; nature of tour in East Tyrone; amusing story of visit by Patrick Mayhew; problems obtaining equipment and use of helicopters; further details of nature of tour. REEL 28 Continues: reiteration of story of troops receiving bomb in tin of Quality Street from civilians; question of nature of threat to troops; leaving Northern Ireland; description of base at Dungannon in East Tyrone. Aspects commanding 1st Bn Coldstream Guards in Germany, 1993: move to Germany; training in preparation for posting of battalion to Bosnia; reaction to receiving orders for Bosnia; training programme for deployment to Bosnia; arrival of 2nd Bn Coldstream Guards personnel on formation of 1st Bn Coldstream Guards Battle Group. Recollections of operations commanding 1st Bn Coldstream Guards Battle Group during Operation Grapple 3 with United Nations in Bosnia, Balkans, 11/1993-5/1994: nature of reconnaissance party to Bosnia, 8/1993; construction of main supply route into central Bosnia by Royal Engineers; nature of area of responsibility along main supply route. REEL 29 Continues: distribution of warring parties in Central Bosnia; character of various warring parties in Central Bosnia; deployment of battalion in Central Bosnia; under command of United Nations and British Headquarters in Split, Croatia; identifying battalion with United Nations; relations with United Nations; rules of engagement under United Nations and question of returning fire; relations with local warring parties in Gornji Vakuf; crossing checkpoints; threat of mines. REEL 30 Continues: arrival in Bosnia, 11/1993; battalion accommodation at Vitez; location of commanding officer's accommodation outside main base at Vitez; local Chief of Police's setting up checkpoint opposite his accommodation; role of battalion looking after press; attitude of journalist Martin Bell towards battalion; subsequent behaviour of Martin Bell over comments made during battalion's tour; problems of attempting to 'play' the press; his attitude towards press wishes; question of press always wanting bad news; NATOs first use of lethal force after Serbian bombing of factory; complex liaison process; nature of Bosnia Muslim offensive in Vitez Pocket. REEL 31 Continues: attempt to vitrify 'massacre' in Vitez Pocket; visit to commander of 3rd Bosnian Corps to discuss visit to area of 'massacre' in Vitez Pocket; viewing bodies of 'massacre' victims; interviewing prisoners about 'massacre' in Vitez Pocket; use of interpreters and their status; interpreters' opinions of conflict; how interpreters learnt English from lyrics of pop group ABBA; effects of experiences on interpreters and question of fate; opinion of and dealings with local Croat Republic of Herceg-Bosna commander Dario Kordic; sense of security as United Nations personnel; method used by battalion quartermaster to get through checkpoints to Sarajevo; story of military observers encounter with Serbian General Ratko Mladic. REEL 32 Continues: description of organisation of aid convoys; routes taken by United Nations convoys into Central Bosnia; degree of threat towards United Nations aid convoys; distribution of humanitarian aid in Vitez Pocket; reiteration of dealings with local Croat Republic of Herceg-Bosna commander Dario Kordic; organisation of two convoys to distribute aid to Croatian and Bosnia Muslim communities simultaneously; dealing with late leaving of Croat convoy on return journey. REEL 33 Continues: effect on main supply route of poor weather and role of Royal Engineers in keeping it open; problems with ice and use of aggressive track; dealing with hijack of battalion vehicle by Bosnian Muslims; return of stolen British machine gun by Croats after capture by Bosnia Muslims; degree of threat during tour; use of Russian language to understand conversations; visits to War Crimes Court in The Hague; visit by war crime investigator dealing with Vitez Pocket; further dealings with War Crimes Court in The Hague; attitude of troops to service in Bosnia and role of officers; taking cover during explosions in factory. REEL 34 Continues: activities after ceasefire; examples of improvisation amongst cut off communities; character of his adjutant; decision to hold children's' tea party; arrival of British reinforcements after ceasefire; situation in Bosnia after ceasefire; sending supporting force to Sarajevo after ceasefire; situation in Sarajevo; handing over to 1st Bn Prince of Wales Own; money made from selling comforts in Bosnia; return to Germany and leaving battalion, 8/1994; attitude towards commanding battalion. Aspects of period as staff officer with Cost Review Secretariat at Ministry of Defence in London, GB, 1994-1995: initial posting to Staff College, Camberley and clash with journalist Martin Bell over battalion's role in Bosnia. REEL 35 Continues: visit to South America to speak on experiences in Bosnia, autumn 1994; duties with Cost Review Secretariat; question of reasons for gliding activities in RAF. Recollections of period as Headquarters, Military Observer, United Nations in Zagreb, Croatia, 1995-19: use of military observers during tour of Bosnia; headquarters officers; location of military observers; question of how military observer posts were viewed by different countries; location of headquarters; accommodation and eating arrangements; character of military observer teams; change in role from monitoring to intelligence gathering; question of different nationalities bias towards different parties in Bosnia; role of military observers; lack of American presence in United Nations in Bosnia. REEL 36 Continues: attempts to maintain balance amongst military observers; visit to Macedonia, 5/1995; contrast between Finnish and American battalions in Macedonia; visit to Albania/Macedonian border and invitation to inspect troops; character of Macedonia; airfield watch; situation in sectors in Croatia; attitude of Serbians towards United Nations military observers; question of American support for Croatian forces; incidents of military observers being taken hostage by Serbian forces, summer 1995 REEL 37 Continues: treatment of military observers taken hostage by Serbian forces; story of Serbian guard being 'court martialled' by his military observers hostages; Croatian invasion of Republic of Serbian Krajina during Operation Storm, 8/1995; story of military observer's rescuing pet dog under shell fire during Operation Storm, 8/1995; mistaking electrical storm for Serbian rocketing in Zagreb; how Serbian forces rapidly retreated and left behind vulnerable people; incident of being fired on by drunken Croatian forces; question of Serbian forces not being able to control captured territory; situation in Sector East; Croatian invasion of Serbian Bosnian Krajina, 9/1995. REEL 38 Continues: nature of campaign in north eastern Bosnia; start of NATO's involvement in Bosnian War, 9/1995; withdrawal of United Nations military observers from Serbian side; how ceasefire was achieved in Bosnia, 10/1995; outcome of Dayton Agreement on Bosnian populace; reports received from military observers on Serbian mortaring of market place in Sarajevo; question of return of United Nations military observers to Serbian side and American reaction; leaving organisation, 11/1996. REEL 39 Continues: character of United Nations safe areas in Bosnia; situation in Bihac Safe Area; sale of United Nations equipment by Bangladeshi Battalion in Bihac Pocket; character of Zepa Safe Area; behaviour of Dutch peacekeepers at time of fall of Srebrenica Safe Area; behaviour of 1st Bn Royal Fusiliers in Gorazde Safe Area, 1995; story of shooting down of BAe Sea Harrier in Bosnia, 1994; question of role of United Nations peacekeepers in Bosnia. REEL 40 Continues: Aspects of period as Assistant Director of Intelligence for Current and Crisis with Defence Intelligence Staff in London, GB, 1996-1997: role and duties; reporting on death of President of Nigeria; amusing story of spelling mistakes in intelligence report; over-watch duties on former Yugoslavia; visit to former Yugoslavia; problems of obtaining entrance to American base at Tuzla and briefing received from American officer; visit to NATO military observers at Tuzla; visit with Admiral Alan West to Sarajevo, 1997; French move towards adopting English; description of visits to Serbia; situation during visits to Kosovo, 1997-1998; reaction to outbreak of hostilities in Kosovo. Recollections of period as Chief Faction Liaison Officer with Headquarters, SFOR, NATO in Sajajevo, Bosnia, 1998: role of Chief Faction Liaison Officer; basing near Sarajevo. REEL 41 Continues: American command structure at headquarters; problems getting Croatian and Serbians to adopt the same number plates; deputy commanders; arrival of new French general deputy commander; composition of his staff and arrival of French officers; military observer teams; character of his driver Corporal Giles; visit to Bosnian Serb general and his presentation of pistol; story of jeep crash in blizzard, 11/1998; wife's premonition of his accident, 11/1998; situation in Bosnia after Dayton Agreement; visit to Bosnian Serb training area in Bosnia. REEL 42 Continues: cutting down of Bosnian Serb forces; setting up training areas for Federation Army; relations between American liaison officer and American contractor; headquarters staff; question of removal of junk cars from streets of Sarajevo; formation of Federation Army; visits to Federation Air Force; suggesting joint meeting for Federation Army chief of staff; opinion of how NATO got situation right in Bosnia; contrast in reports from French, British and American sectors; question of Russian military adopting English; how his perception of situation in Balkans changed over tours of Balkans. REEL 43 Continues: leaving Bosnia. Aspects of period as student with Australian Defence College in Canberra, Australia, 1999: background to move to Australia; amusing news stories in Canberra; composition of course; cultural character of Canberra; Australian fixation on China; opinion of course; course visits; return to GB. Aspects of period as Chief of Strategic Policy at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium, 1999-2000: duties and role; command structure; enlargement of NATO; promotion to brigadier. Aspects of period as Deputy United Kingdom to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, 2001-2002: appointment; winding down of Western European Union; Russian general's reaction to visit to Reichstag in Berlin; role and duties; languages used by European Union; role of European Union military staff. REEL 44 Continues: opinion of Finnish officer of languages used in European Union; British ambassadors in Brussels; composition of his staff; opinion of role. Recollections of period as Head of NATO Military Liaison Mission in Moscow, Russia, 2002-2005: background to posting to Moscow; reconnaissance trip to Moscow to obtain accommodation; drive from Belgium to Moscow; status of mission; bureaucratic problems taking delivery of pet dog from airport in Moscow; problems of getting dog back to GB, 2005; frustrations of Russian life. REEL 45 Continues: background to reasons for need for NATO military liaison mission in Moscow; requirements for successful multi-national organisation; UK commitment to provide his role; mission accommodation; NATO information office; protest aimed at office; approaches to Russian staff from Russian security services; character of his Russian opposite number; composition and character of his staff; Russian liaison officers; suicide of German staff member. REEL 46 Continues: Russian staff members; recruitment of local Russian secretary; liaison with defence attaché of Serbia and Montenegro; last enlargement of NATO during period and liaison with new defence attaches; prior close links of defence attachés from Baltic States; NATO policy towards Russia; visit to NATO Defence College in Rome with Russian officers; financial constraints of role. REEL 47 Continues: Russian asking for NATO funding for demilitarisation project; British and NATO funding of training for Russian officers leaving armed forces; question of how funding should have been spent; Russians attitude to prospect of joining NATO; liaison duties with press and his attitude towards them; visits by American NATO ambassador; academic duties; Western aid to help Russians with redundant nuclear weapons; attending Russian exercise to demonstrate anti-terrorist measures relating to nuclear containers, 8/2003. REEL 48 Continues: number and character of activities mission involved with from 2002-2003; attitude of Russian media towards NATO; British and American submarine rescue aid to Russians; visit of NATO minesweepers to Murmansk; amusing question he asked Russian Admiral during Murmansk visit; visit to Russian Black Sea Fleet and interest of Russian Navy to participate with NATO in Mediterranean; question of communication in Russian Navy; passing on letter from Russian Chief of Staff to NATO in Brussels. REEL 49 Continues: fields of shared interest between NATO and Russians; invitation from Russians to attend exercise to demonstrate anti-terrorist measures relating to nuclear containers, 8/2003; visit to new Russian peace-keeping brigade in Siberia; sending Russian officer to NATO Defence College in Rome; opinion of dysfunctional nature of Russian military; incident of having to provide Russians with fax paper and eventually fax machine; question of extending his role for sake of continuity; American and German reluctance to provide staff for mission; composition of NATO military mission after he left; question of obstacles to NATO/Russian co-operation. REEL 50 Continues: Reflections on military career: lack of interest by army in his experiences; importance of languages in military; question of military to be able to mend all equipment used; question of accuracy of memories. REEL 51 Continues: story of meeting former British NCO in Canberra, Australia, 1999.