Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, is planning a party worthy of James Bond himself.
Bloomberg.com reports that MI6 is currently planning a a black-tie ball to celebrate 100 years of operations, citing people familiar with the plans in a Wall Street Journal report.
In attendance at the dinner and dance will be spies past and present, government officials and members of Britain’s Royal Family. Many will be paying their own way with no additional cost to the taxpaying public.
The actual location for the event is obviously remaining top secret, as is the menu and bands scheduled to play. Sir John Scarlett, the current director-general, signed off personally on the food to be consumed.
In stark contrast, MI5, MI6’s sister organization responsible for domestic intelligence, will not be partaking in any grand celebratory events. They will however be publishing an academic history entitled Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5, by Cambridge University’s Christopher Andrew.
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