Catalogue description Organisation and functions of Security Intelligence Far East (SIFE). SIFE was...

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Details of KV 4/427
Reference: KV 4/427

Organisation and functions of Security Intelligence Far East (SIFE). SIFE was established in 1946 at the request of the Chiefs of Staff (and ultimately of Lord Mountbatten) in order to provide a central point for the collation and distribution of intelligence affecting British interests in the Far East. Based in Singapore, SIFE was a multi-agency organisation with, at its height, an establishment of over 60. Its strongest element and Head were MI5. These files provide details of SIFE's structure, organisation, responsibilities and working arrangements

Note: Serial 338a - The future of SIFE HQ organisation
Date: 1955 Apr 12 - 1955 Nov 09
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: POL F 205-0101 VOL 7
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Access conditions: Retained Until 2008
Record opening date: 04 March 2008

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