Thu, 2 January 2020
BRIXMIS was a unit of the British Army set up at the end of the Second World War as part of a liaison mission between the wartime allies: Britain, France, America, and The Soviet Union.
BRIXMIS stands for the 'British Commander-in-Chief’s Mission to the Soviet Forces in Germany'.
However, BRIXMIS rapidly became, in common with United States (USMLM) and French Allied Military Liaison Missions (FMLM), something quite different.
In this special edition of Sitrep, BFBS reporter Rosie Laydon tells Kate Gerbeau how she took former BRIXMIS operative Dave Butler back to Germany, where he spied on Soviet troops at the height of the cold war. As well as Dave, Rosie spoke to other former spies from Britain, the US and the former Soviet Union, who all have dramatic tales of espionage in plain sight.
To read Dave's story in his own words and see photos from the time: forces.net
To see the Forces TV documentary: youtube.com/playlist
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