George Williams

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Lt-Col George Williams was one of 25 people killed in the 1994 Mull of Kintyre Chinook crash. A member of the Intelligence Corps, he was serving in HQ Northern Ireland at the time of his death.[1] Given his rank, activities and subsequent death, Williams was probably the officer referred to by the cypher A/16 in the De Silva report on the murder of Pat Finucane.[2]

Williams' army number was 509878. As a lieutenant, he was mentioned in dispatches for distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1 November 1979 to 31 January 1980.[3]

Williams was reportedly an army contact of agent Sam Rosenfeld. After Rosenfeld was arrested by the RUC in June 1992, he phoned Williams to secure his release.[4]


  1. The Mull of Kintyre Disaster: The Victims: D-notice issued as names of civilian victims disclosed, Independent, 4 June 1994.
  2. Sir Desmond De Silva QC, The Report of the Patrick Finucane Review, p.123. Archived at the Pat Finucane Centre, accessed 18 August 2013.
  3. London Gazette, Issue 48237, page 9374, 1 July 1980.
  4. Richard Norton-Taylor, FORMER ARMY AGENT 'FRAMED' BY RUC FIGHTS FOR JUSTICE; Richard Norton -Taylor on a spy who fell foul of the intelligence rivalry between police and military in Northern Ireland, The Guardian, 28 August 1996.