Tommy Norton is a Gibraltarian researcher and journalist based in London.
The crucial role of intercepted German signals intelligence in wartime Gibraltar is laid bare in a secret MI5 report released to The National Archives today. The newly-declassified 47-page report was written at the end of the war by Herbert Hart, the head of MI5’s B1B section, whose role was to analyse decrypted communications picked upREAD MORE
Margaret Thatcher denounced as “a disgraceful whitewash” a report by Lord Windlesham into Thames Television’s ‘Death on the Rock’ documentary about the 1988 killing of three IRA suspects in Gibraltar, newly released confidential files reveal. The British Government had attempted to prevent the broadcast of the programme in April 1988, fearing it would prejudice theREAD MORE
He was an unassuming Gibraltarian waiter known just as ‘Fred’, but to German intelligence he was an important secret agent supplying a steady stream of vital clues to the British war effort during World War II. Except ‘Fred’ never existed. He was a figment of the extraordinary imagination of Juan Pujol Garcia, codenamed Garbo byREAD MORE
A previously confidential British Government paper on the future of Gibraltar following the re-opening of the frontier with Spain is made public today for the first time. The eight-page paper lays out plans “to wean Gibraltar from traditional patterns of thought” and prepare its inhabitants for the “inevitability of change”, and suggests a series ofREAD MORE