Peter Jones (FRU)

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Peter Jones is a former British soldier.

According to journalist Liam Clarke, Jones was the first handler of Freddie Scappaticci from 1976, and joined the Force Research Unit in 1984.[1]

In April 1980, Jones (Army no. 23778667), then a staff sergeant in the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of service in Northern Ireland during the period 1 August 1979 to 31 October 1979.[2]

In October 1984, as a Warrant Officer Class Two, Jones was awarded the George Medal in recognition of outstanding bravery in Northern Ireland.[3]

External resources


  1. Liam Clarke, Freddie Scappaticci was our most valuable spy in IRA during the Troubles: British Army chief, Belfast Telegraph, 20 April 2012.
  2. London Gazette, issue 48156, page 5622, 15 April 1980.
  3. London Gazette, issue 49898, page 13961, 16 October 1984.