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UK officials in line for immunity in assisting crimes overseas, say critics

Sat, 04 Jun 2022 05:00:28 GMT

Exclusive: Draft security bill would let spies and ministers enable killings and torture, warn charity and ex-minister

Ministers and spies would be given immunity from accusations of assisting crimes overseas under a new national security law to be debated by MPs next week, a human rights charity and former Tory cabinet minister have warned.

The Home Office was told that the powers being proposed were “far too slack” and would diminish the UK’s moral authority to condemn atrocities such as the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Hard Brexit plans by ex-MI6 chief hacked and leaked by Russians

Thu, 26 May 2022 16:48:42 GMT

Emails describe strategy in 2018 by Sir Richard Dearlove and others to ensure Britain left EU on WTO terms

A group of Russian hackers is believed to be behind the release of a cache of emails obtained from a former director of MI6 and other Brexiters unhappy with Theresa May’s failure to negotiate a “clean” EU exit deal.

Google said the “clumsy campaign” bore the hallmarks of a Russian group it called Coldriver – and the hackers published the correspondence under the title “Very English Coop d’Etat”, claiming it revealed the existence of shadowy group of pro-Brexit plotters.

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Moral arguments alone not enough to justify spying, says MI6 ethics chief

Thu, 12 May 2022 13:31:04 GMT

Book review says in reality, intelligence agencies are tasked ‘to defend the national interest for its own sake’

MI6’s ethics chief has argued that spies cannot justify their existence with moral arguments alone and must accept they exist to “promote the national interest” in a struggle as “potent now as it was during the cold war”.

The frank argument is made in a review of a book, Spying Through a Glass Darkly, a discussion of the ethics of espionage, which argues that the entirely values-based justification for spying advanced by the author is too restrictive.

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UK spies who allegedly passed questions to CIA torturers subject to English law, court rules

Wed, 16 Mar 2022 15:01:38 GMT

Abu Zubaydah, tortured at CIA ‘black sites’ in six different countries, has right to sue UK government

UK intelligence services who allegedly asked the CIA to put questions to a detainee who was being tortured in “black sites” were subject to the law of England and Wales and not that of the countries in which he was being held, the court of appeal has ruled.

The three appeal judges were asked to decide whether Abu Zubaydah, who was subjected to extreme mistreatment and torture at secret CIA “black sites” in six different countries, has the right to sue the UK government in England.

Zubaydah had no control whatever over his location and in all probability no knowledge of it either.

His location was irrelevant to the UK intelligence services and may have been unknown to them.

The claimant was undoubtedly rendered to the six countries in question precisely because this would enable him to be detained and tortured outside the laws and legal systems of those countries.

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False Prophets by Nigel Ashton review – Britain and the Middle East

Sat, 05 Mar 2022 07:30:17 GMT

A deft and fascinating account of British prime ministers’ flawed interventions in the region, from Suez to Iraq

Every postwar British leader has seen the Middle East as a threatening place. They worried about the loss of empire and the risk of having oil supplies cut off; made bombastic claims about new Hitlers and transnational terrorism. But whatever the specific issues of the day, one thing has been remarkably consistent: most prime ministers since the second world war have overseen some kind of military intervention in the Middle East. That is one of the most striking themes of Nigel Ashton’s fascinating book on the beliefs and relationships that shaped British prime ministers’ policies in the region, from the Suez crisis to the Arab uprisings.

Diary entries, telegrams, diplomatic records and, where possible, interviews with aides and advisers help bring out the psychology, preoccupations and prejudices that framed British decision making. The result is an empathetic but not a sympathetic account. In almost every chapter Ashton identifies a tendency to approach the Middle East with a mix of fear and hubris. Even as they saw the region as dangerous, British leaders ensured that their troops and officials were frequently entangled in it. Long after the formal structures of empire came to an end, an assumption persisted that Britain should and would have a role in shaping the region. In the early 1950s, a diplomat wrote of lying awake at night, fearing that all of Asia was moving out of Britain’s orbit, and that “our western civilisation will be soon strangled and subjected, with its bombs unusable in its pocket”.

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Ukraine crisis brings British intelligence out of the shadows

Fri, 18 Feb 2022 18:44:03 GMT

Analysis: warnings of Russian invasion issued in bid to shape the narrative and win information war with Kremlin

British intelligence, so used to operating in the shadows, has been thrust into the spotlight during the Ukraine crisis, cited by Boris Johnson on Wednesday to warn that Russian troop numbers were still increasing or by the foreign secretary, Liz Truss, last month to warn of a possible coup in Kyiv.

As the crisis has intensified, the warnings have, if anything, become even less subtle. An extraordinary video released on Thursday by the Ministry of Defence, billed in capital letters as an “intelligence update”, included a Dad’s Army-style map showing a possible Russian invasion plan and other assessments aimed at the general public.

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Chinese MI6 informant gave information to MPs about Huawei threat

Wed, 16 Feb 2022 15:56:43 GMT

Wang Yam sent committee warnings about Britain’s involvement with telecommunications firm

A Chinese informant for MI6, now serving a life sentence for murder in a British jail, has given information about the telecommunications company Huawei to the parliamentary intelligence and security committee (ISC), the Guardian has learned.

He has been thanked by the chair of the committee, the senior Conservative backbencher Dr Julian Lewis, and told that he had raised “several important areas of concern” and that the committee’s findings may be “of interest” to him.

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Richard Moore: even spies don’t want to see our Wordle solutions | Rebecca Nicholson

Sat, 05 Feb 2022 15:00:10 GMT

The head of MI6 had a point when he threatened to unfollow social media users who insist on sharing their successes at the word game

Where do you stand on sharing your Wordle results? In recent weeks, that innocuous little grid of yellow, green and black squares has become as much a staple of social media as pedantry and passive aggression; it is a cute little flashback to when people’s annoyance at online content peaked with seeing too many pictures of what a stranger had for breakfast.

The word-guessing game continues to grow and grow and millions of people are now playing it. One newish poll by Morning Consult suggested that as many as 14% of Americans have joined in and that 59% of players share their results, either “often” or “sometimes”. Whether people post often or sometimes, a kind of grid rage is growing. Perhaps it is the sudden influx, or the sense that people are showing off, or talking about something of little interest to others, all of which are about as standard on the internet as someone choosing My Way on Desert Island Discs. MI6 chief Richard Moore caused a minor stink last week when he tweeted that he was “thinking of unfollowing those who post their Wordle results”, which led to the double whammy of winning support from Anneka Rice and a jovial apology from GCHQ in the form of a mocked-up Wordle page.

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Shush! Britain’s top spy decries Wordle braggers

Wed, 02 Feb 2022 18:38:00 GMT

MI6 chief bemoans lack of secrecy among players of trending word game, but GCHQ breaks cover

Crossword clues have long been one way of disguising secret messages, so an aptitude for word puzzles could be seen as a welcome skill in any aspiring spy.

Alas, those proclaiming their prowess online for the latest word-game craze, Wordle, seem not to have impressed UK’s top spymaster, Richard Moore, putting him at humorous odds with the country’s other spy agency, GCHQ.

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MI5 warning shows tone has changed when it comes to China

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 19:49:20 GMT

Analysis: ‘interference alert’ about Christine Lee follows years of caution about criticising Beijing

Britain’s intelligence agencies have been gradually stepping up their warnings about their fears of Chinese espionage and influence peddling over the past couple of years – but until now there has not been such an public warning about a covert campaign in the UK.

Thursday’s warning from MI5 that accused the lawyer Christine Lee of engaging “in political interference activities” on behalf of China’s ruling Communist party contrasts with its response when it concluded three spies were operating in the UK in 2020.

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MI6 chief thanks China for ‘free publicity’ after James Bond spoof

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 15:06:27 GMT

Rare response from Richard Moore comes after state news agency posted video mocking western intelligence

The head of MI6 has thanked China’s state news agency for “free publicity” after it posted a James Bond spoof video in response to a statement he made last year that Beijing was the spy agency’s “single greatest priority”.

Richard Moore, codenamed C, intervened after Xinhua released an extraordinary four-minute English-language video featuring a pair of supposed British spies, James Pond and an apparent Marvel universe recruit, Black Window.

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James Pond: Chinese state news agency releases spoof mocking MI6 focus on Beijing – video

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 09:19:34 GMT

Britain’s spy chief has thanked China’s state news agency for 'free publicity' after it posted a James Bond spoof that mocked the western intelligence community’s growing focus on threats posed by Beijing. The rare response by the head of MI6, Richard Moore, on Thursday comes as China and Britain clash over Beijing’s treatment of its Uyghur minority and creeping authoritarianism in the former British colony of Hong Kong

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Is MI6 fit for the future?

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 03:00:15 GMT

Britain’s overseas spy agency MI6 needs to become ‘more open, in order to stay secret’ according to its new head, Richard Moore. Dan Sabbagh looks at what that might mean

In bygone years it didn’t officially exist: the UK’s foreign intelligence service MI6 was a secret never publicly admitted. But times have changed. MI6 now advertises for recruits and its boss (still codenamed “C”) has a public profile.

The new person in charge, Richard Moore, has now gone one step further and said in a major speech that MI6 must open up more to remain effective. That means more diversifying of its workforce and an acknowledgement that it must form partnerships with cutting edge tech companies rather than operating only in-house.

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UK spy chief suggests Beijing risks ‘miscalculation’ over west’s resolve

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 15:47:23 GMT

Island’s status and surveillance technology making China ‘single greatest priority’ for MI6

China is at risk of “miscalculating through over-confidence” over Taiwan, said the MI6 head, Richard Moore, in a statement clearly intended to warn Beijing to back off any attempt to seize control of the island.

Giving a rare speech, Britain’s foreign intelligence chief said in London that China was at risk of “believing its own propaganda” and that the country had become “the single greatest priority” for MI6 for the first time in its history.

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MI6 needs tech sector’s help to win AI race with China and Russia – spy chief

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 01:16:00 GMT

New boss Richard Moore to say adversaries are ‘pouring money’ into technology and the agency needs outside funding to keep up

MI6 will have to become “more open to stay secret” and work with tech companies to counter threats posed by China and Russia who seek to gain advantage by mastering artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies.

In his first speech as the foreign spy agency’s head on Tuesday, Richard Moore is expected to admit that “unlike Q in the Bond movies”, MI6 cannot develop the tools it needs in-house to counter hybrid physical and virtual threats.

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Intelligence and security committee report signed off after complaint to PM

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 22:50:31 GMT

Cross-party group overseeing spy agencies pushed Boris Johnson to let it publish report before Christmas

A frustrated intelligence and security committee – the parliamentary body that has oversight of Britain’s spy agencies – was forced to make a public complaint in order to persuade Boris Johnson to let it publish its annual report before Christmas.

The cross-party group had warned on Tuesday that Johnson had been so slow that there was a risk it would not be able to release the latest review before the end of year recess, echoing a previous row when No 10 had sat on its Russia report.

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Priti Patel pressed to explain award of spy agencies contract to Amazon

Wed, 27 Oct 2021 07:23:54 GMT

US firm Amazon Web Services to host classified material for GCHQ, MI5 and MI6, raising sovereignty concerns

Priti Patel is under pressure to disclose whether the UK’s most sensitive national security secrets could be at risk after the disclosure that its spy agencies signed a cloud contract with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Labour is demanding that the home secretary explain why GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 will use a high-security system provided by the US-based firm, and whether any risk assessment was undertaken before the deal was signed.

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James Bond's mission stays the same: letting Britain think it's still a superpower | Dan Sabbagh

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 15:17:15 GMT

In the real version of the United Kingdom, 007 might be queuing for petrol in his gleaming Aston Martin

It’s no time to die for James Bond, which is a relief, because Britain’s best-known secret agent has plenty of work to do. There are the well-worn problems of tackling Ernst Stavro Blofeld, one explosion at a time, and the not inconsiderable task of reviving Britain’s pandemic-hit cinema industry, one increasingly expensive ticket at a time. But all this pales somewhat against what might be Bond’s true purpose: as a not very secret weapon in the struggle to assert Britain’s place as a cultural superpower.

Some parts of the British state claim to have an ambivalent relationship to 007, not least the real-life version of his employer, MI6. They complain that Bond’s shoot first, cause a diplomatic crisis later approach is hardly a realistic advert for the undramatic work of intelligence – especially when it comes to pay and expenses. “You won’t find any Aston Martins in the staff car park,” a Whitehall insider tetchily said. Despite recent and necessary efforts to bring the franchise more in line with some modern concerns, the films are not considered an advert for the diverse workforce MI6 needs to attract.

Dan Sabbagh is the Guardian’s defence and security editor

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UK and Taliban in talks over evacuations and terrorism prevention

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 22:49:10 GMT

Intelligence chief seeks assurances over Afghan helpers and that country will not become terrorist base

One of the UK’s most senior intelligence chiefs has held talks with Taliban leaders to negotiate safe passage out of Afghanistan for British nationals and Afghans who worked with UK forces, and to seek assurances that the country will not become a base for international terrorists.

Sir Simon Gass, the chair of the joint intelligence committee, travelled to Doha in Qatar a few days ago, where most of the Taliban’s exiled leadership is based, to talk to Afghanistan’s new rulers as UK, US and other western troops pulled out.

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Spy who got the cold shoulder: how the west abandoned its star defector

Sun, 23 May 2021 09:30:25 GMT

Michal Goleniewski exposed Soviet agents in the UK, but the CIA airbrushed him from history, says author

On a cold winter’s day, eight months before the Berlin Wall went up in 1961, the west’s most valuable double agent went on the run in East Berlin. Warned that his colleagues in both the Polish intelligence service and the KGB were on to him, Michal Goleniewski spent days crisscrossing the city, desperately trying to evade their surveillance for long enough to reach the US consulate – and defect to the west.

The day he managed it proved to be one of the most important of the cold war, a new book published later this month will argue. Drawing on previously unpublished documents, it reveals that Goleniewski exposed 1,693 Soviet bloc agents, including some of the most infamous spies of the period.

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Update – Eurosatory 2022: New payloads for Milrem's THeMIS UGV

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 00:05:13 Z

Janes has observed two new payloads on Milrem's THeMIS medium unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) believed to have been exhibited for the first time at Eurosatory 2022.

Thyssenkrupp buys Wismar shipyard in Germany

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 17:50:10 Z

The Marine Systems business of German industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp (TKMS) has acquired the Wismar shipyard in northern Germany to help it handle an expected...

US Army acquisition head eyes tenure priorities, lessons learned from time on Capitol Hill

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 16:05:12 Z

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Cobham clears hurdle in bid for Ultra Electronics

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 15:05:11 Z

UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Kwasi Kwarteng is “minded to accept” the legally binding commitments that Cobham Group has...

Safran wins contract for French robotics programme ‘Furious'

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:35:09 Z

Safran Electronics & Defense has been awarded a new ‘optional tranche' contract by the French defence procurement agency (Delegation Générale de l'Armement – DGA) for...

Ukraine conflict: PzH 2000s transferred to Kyiv

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:20:11 Z

The Panzerhaubitze (PzH) 2000 155 mm self-propelled howitzer (SPH) is now part of Ukraine's artillery arsenal, Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov tweeted on 21 June,...

Australian army receives last two Chinooks

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 11:05:09 Z

The Australian Army has taken delivery of the last two of four new CH-47F Chinook transport helicopters ordered by the government in 2021. This takes the army's Chinook...

USAF migrates air tasking software into cloud

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 08:35:10 Z

The US Air Force (USAF) and BAE Systems have successfully migrated the air service's premier planning and tasking software for mobility operations into a cloud computing...

ILA 2022: German Navy recommits to MAWS for long-term airborne maritime patrol requirement, interim P-8A programme on track

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 07:20:09 Z

The chief of the German Navy's aviation component has reiterated his commitment to the Maritime Airborne Warfare System (MAWS) that is earmarked to be the long-term...

ILA 2022: Airbus promotes H145M D3 enhancements and pitches further improvements to international market

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 07:05:08 Z

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Australia considers reduction in IFV requirement

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 04:20:10 Z

The scope of a multi-billion dollar programme to supply the Australian Army with up to 450 tracked infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) may significantly be reduced, Janes...

Update – Eurosatory 2022: Cockerill 3105 turret installed on Leopard 1

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 00:05:09 Z

John Cockerill Defense displayed a Leopard 1 tank with a 3105 turret at the Eurosatory 2022 defence exhibition held in Paris from 13–17 June.

ILA 2022: Spain signs for Halcon Eurofighters

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 16:05:16 Z

Spain has signed for 20 new Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft under Project Halcon (Falcon), the manufacturer said on 23 June.

Iraq announces first T-50 take off

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 16:05:15 Z

The Iraqi Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 22 June that one of the Iraqi Air Force's KAI T-50 jet trainer/light combat aircraft had taken off for the first time.

USAF chief bullish on digital design solutions for B-21, Sentinel programmes

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 15:20:09 Z

US Air Force (USAF) chief of staff General Charles Brown said on 22 June that he would like to see a collaborative and digital approach continue across the air force...

South Korea's Nuri rocket places satellites in orbit

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 14:35:10 Z

South Korea's domestically developed rocket has been able to place satellites in orbit in the second attempt.

ILA 2022: Luftwaffe's electronic attack commitment to NATO slips, as industry showcases solutions for Eurofighter EK

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 14:20:15 Z

The Luftwaffe's commitment to field an airborne electronic attack (AEA) capability for NATO has slipped by at least three years, with an overdue formal requirement...

ILA 2022: Diehl launches Light Attack Remote Carrier for FCAS/SCAF and legacy aircraft

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 13:05:08 Z

Diehl Defence showcased a weaponised Remote Carrier (RC) ‘loyal wingman' at the ILA Air Show in Berlin, telling Janes that the project is geared at the Future Combat Air...

Russia's Sarmat heavy ICBM to enter service at end of year

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 12:50:14 Z

Russia's first RS-28 Sarmat heavy intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) will begin combat duty at the end of the year, Russian President Vladimir Putin told military...

IWI details new ACE Sniper rifle

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 11:35:11 Z

Israel Weapons Industry (IWI) representatives provided further details of the company's new ACE Sniper rifle at the Eurosatory 2022 defence exhibition.

ILA 2022: Luftwaffe formally receives A321neoLR jet into service

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 11:05:12 Z

The Luftwaffe formally received into service its first Airbus A321neoLR passenger aircraft during a ceremony at the ILA Air Show on 23 June.

ILA 2022: Lockheed Martin progresses German Hercules programme

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:05:12 Z

Lockheed Martin is progressing Germany's KC/C-130J Hercules programme, with the arrival of the second aircraft into Évreux-Fauville Air Base in northern France, in the...

Indonesian shipyard begins work on new missile-capable ‘president ship'

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 07:25:06 Z

Indonesian private shipyard PT Karimun Anugrah Sejati (KAS) has begun work on a new guided-missile corvette that will double up as transport for dignitaries such as the...

Boeing sees potential export customers for updated MQ-25 Stingray

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 06:05:08 Z

Boeing said foreign partners could be potential customers for its updated MQ-25A Stingray unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Gurutvaa Systems delivers ‘Dronaam' C-UAS to Indian Air Force

Sun, 22 May 2022 00:05:16 Z

Indian firm Gurutvaa Systems has delivered the first set of the indigenously developed ‘Dronaam' counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UASs) to the Indian Air Force...

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The Other Fellow James Bond documentary premieres in New Zealand

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 12:51:18 +0000

the other fellow documentary james bond

Today is the official world premiere of “The Other Fellow,” a British documentary by Australian director Matthew Bauer, which explores the challenge of living with the name James Bond.

James Bond film cars star in Goodwood Auction

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 10:28:15 +0000

James Bond Aston Martin DBS cars star in Goodwood Auction

An Aston Martin which featured in No Time to Die, will be offered in the Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale on Friday 24 June 2022 at Goodwood. Also starring in the sale is a modified Land Rover Defender specially built for the 2015 Bond film SPECTRE.

Vintage James Bond Collectibles at Potter & Potter Auctions

Tue, 14 Jun 2022 21:31:15 +0000

Vintage James Bond Collectables at Potter Potter Auctions

A lifetime collection of vintage James Bond toys and collectibles will be auctioned by Potter & Potter Auctions during their 2022 Pop Culture, Disneyana & Collectibles Sale to be held on Thursday, June 16th 2022.

James Bond Memorabilia at Prop Store Los Angeles Live Auction

Thu, 09 Jun 2022 20:48:39 +0000

James Bond Memorabilia at Prop Store Los Angeles Live Auction

Prop Store is hosting its annual Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction in Los Angeles, from June 21st - 24th 2022. The auction features some interesting James Bond props.

BMW Z3 Neiman Marcus 007 edition nr 25 of 100 for sale in the USA

Thu, 02 Jun 2022 17:02:35 +0000

BMW Z3 Neiman Marcus 007 edition nr 25 of 100 for sale in the USA

One of the rare BMW Z3 roadster 007 editions is currently for sale. The car is number 25 of 100 special Neiman Marcus James Bond editions.

James Bond Vehicles Join The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Thu, 02 Jun 2022 14:50:18 +0000

James Bond Vehicles Join The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

This Sunday, 5th June 2022, ten iconic James Bond vehicles will join Act II of the People’s Pageant in a once-in-a-lifetime procession celebrating The Queen and 70 years of exceptional service to her country.

Aston Martin DB5 owned by Sean Connery offered for sale

Wed, 01 Jun 2022 13:24:28 +0000

Aston Martin DB5 owned by Sean Connery offered for sale

Broad Arrow Auctions is offering the personal Aston Martin DB5 of legendary actor and icon, Sir Sean Connery, at the upcoming auction at the Monterey Jet Center on 18 August 2022.

G-BOAC Concorde and matching £595,000 Aston Martin in historic Manchester meet on June 5th

Fri, 27 May 2022 20:41:14 +0000

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition G-BOAC for sale and on public display for one day

The unique Aston Martin DBS Superleggera ‘Concorde Edition’ G-BOAC which is on offer for £595,000 will be on display on June 5th in Manchester at the Runway Visitor Center next to the actual Concorde aircraft it is matched to.

With a Mind To Kill

Thu, 26 May 2022 12:33:43 +0000


With A Mind To Kill is the third James Bond novel by Anthony Horowitz. The book was published on 26 May 2022 by Jonathan Cape.

Signed copies were available to pre-order earlier in the year from in the United Kingdom only at high street and independent retailers.

The Music of James Bond with George Lazenby Live on Stage

Wed, 25 May 2022 13:49:04 +0000

The Music of James Bond with George Lazenby Live on Stage

Enjoy the greatest songs from the James Bond movies and hear secret stories from George Lazenby himself during a series of concerts in Australia in September 2022.

Rare James Bond Posters and Memorabilia at Ewbanks 007 Auction

Tue, 24 May 2022 17:47:17 +0000

Rare James Bond Props and Posters at Ewbanks 007 Auction

Ewbank's once again offers rare posters and memorabilia at their 007-dedicated auction on May 27th 2022.

Update: auction results added.

The James Bond 007 auction features a rare alternate design to replace bikini-clad, gold-coated Shirley Eaton original poster.

Winners Announced 75th Bond Lifestyle Contest

Mon, 23 May 2022 16:41:05 +0000

Winners Announced 75th Bond Lifestyle Contest

The 75 winners of the James Bond prizes in the 75th Bond Lifestyle contest have been announced!

60 Years of Bond Moke Special Edition

Thu, 19 May 2022 20:28:49 +0000

60 Years of Bond Moke Special Edition

Celebrating 60 years of James Bond, this blue 007 limited edition Moke is now available to order.

James Bond: The Man and His World

Wed, 18 May 2022 14:22:12 +0000


James Bond: The Man and His World, the Official Companion to Ian Fleming's Creation by Henry Chancellor, is a fascinating account of James Bond and creator Ian Fleming.

The author had access to never-before-seen documents and material from the Ian Fleming archive to create this book.

Xenia's Black Hat by Philip Somerville

Tue, 10 May 2022 15:36:44 +0000


Villainess Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen) wears a black hat created by Philip Somerville in the movie GoldenEye (1995).

Xenia wears the hat in Monaco when she kills the two helicopter pilots.

Penfold releases 007 60th Anniversary Golf Tool Set

Sat, 07 May 2022 13:40:15 +0000

Penfold releases 007 60th Anniversary Golf Tool Set

Penfold celebrates the release of Dr. No in 1962 with the limited edition James Bond 007 x Penfold 60th Anniversary Golf Tool Set.

Instant Japanese by Masahiro Watanabe and Kei Nagashima

Fri, 29 Apr 2022 13:44:04 +0000


In the 1967 movie You Only Live Twice, James Bond (Sean Connery) gets the book Instant Japanese by Masahiro Watanabe and Kei Nagashima from Moneypenny to brush up on his Japanese.

In the film, MI6 decides to fake Bond's death. On the British HMS Tenby war ship M tells James Bond about his new mission in Japan and Moneypenny gives him the final instructions.

007 x Lock & Co. Limited Edition Collection celebrates 60 Years of James Bond

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 15:31:02 +0000

007 x Lock & Co Limited Edition Collection Goldfinger

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the James Bond films, Lock & Co. Hatters present a collection of 007-inspired hats for men and women.

Original prop number plate used on Scaramanga AMC Matador in The Man With The Golden Gun for sale

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 15:30:56 +0000

Original prop number plate used on Scaramanga AMC Matador in The Man With The Golden Gun for sale

An original prop number plate used on Scaramanga's AMC Matador Coupe in James Bond’s The Man With The Golden Gun from 1974 will be auctioned on May 11 in the UK.

Lock & Co. Vicenzo Fedora Hat

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 15:22:12 +0000


The James Bond Vicenzo Fedora Hat is inspired by one worn by Tracy Di Vicenzo in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969).

Tracy Di Vicenzo (played by Diana Rigg) wears the hat when she visits the bull fight and and goes horse riding with James Bond (George Lazenby).