MI6 Middle East Directorate DP2
The D/P2 Directorate was formerly part of MI6 responsible for the Middle East. It replaced the SIS Middle East Controllerate whose former base on Cyprus had come under MI6 jurisdiction after joining the Commonwealth in the late 1950s. In a 1966 reorganisation D/P2 was split between a new Controller , Middle East (C/ME) and a Controller , Africa (C/AF).
In the summer of 1960, Middle East Director John Bruce Lockhart hosted a conference of the leading MI6 station chiefs from the region, including Alexis Fforter (Tehran), Paul Paulson (Beirut), Norman Darbyshire(Bahrain), John Christie (Kuwait) and Ryder Latham (Turkey). Closer liaison with Mossad and Savak were among the means envisaged to achieve the conference's aim of penetrating the Nasserist movement.
- Philip H.J. Davies, MI6 and the Machinery of Spying, Frank Cass, 2004, pp.260-263.
- Philip H.J. Davies, MI6 and the Machinery of Spying, Frank Cass, 2004, p.270.
- .Stephen Dorril, MI6: Inside the Covert World of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Fourth Estate Limited, 2000, p.670.