Friday 23rd July 7.30pm
Keith Turnbull - Knowing Soldiers to Knowing Spies..a chat with an author in denial
Keith has enjoyed a diverse career to date. Graduating from Glasgow University with a Master’s degree in Politics, he first went into the world of finance. From there, he moved into defence sales, quickly rising to senior managerial and director positions. At one stage, he commanded a European-wide defence sector sales team and would travel daily to one European country after another. This first ‘spell’ in the defence sector quickly pulled him in for good.
He speedily learned about the secretive side of commercial defence-related products and services and his next move into working as a security-cleared contractor for the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall was an obvious move.
Within this role, Keith would spend much of his time in or around military establishments for all three arms of the Service, both in the UK and with European allies, working also, with high-ranking officers and having his first hands-on experience of British special forces operations.
From the MoD, he moved to a classified position (Top Secret) within the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London and beyond. This secretive role brought him in touch with a huge array of other law enforcement, security and the intelligence service(s) where he supported numerous ‘projects’.
Today, he continues to work, periodically, in this environment along with his work in Open Source Intelligence (Osint). The writer of two published books, third imminent, and five self-published on Amazon he refuses to call himself an author. He was the first ‘published’ writer to predict how and when ISIS would fall together with correctly predicting consequences of lone wolves and how the public walk blindly and ignorantly into and out of potentially dangerous situations. A point that always frustrates.
We will be having a collection for Homes for Veterans Charity which Keith is a patron of at this event
Tickets available https://www.wegottickets.com/event/515389