16th January 2018

My Days as a Spy

Wing Commander Steve Griffiths


Steve will describe how he was selected for espionage duties, the unit he joined, the training he underwent, the equipment he used and the people he worked with. He will then take the listeners out on a typical spying mission to give a flavour of this covert, exciting, often very dangerous, but ultimately rewarding existence.

Steve retired from the RAF as a Wing Commander having spent a full career from 1966 to 2011 as a Vulcan captain and display pilot. He was also a flying instructor on various aircraft types.  He completed several senior staff appointments in the Ministry of Defence and in NATO.  In the early 1980s Steve spent three years behind the Iron Curtain in East Germany engaged in espionage duties for which he was awarded an MBE.


The Society meets at the Hull Royal Hotel, 170 Ferensway, Hull HU1 3UF

All lectures are presented in the Royal Suite and start at 7.30pm prompt.


Doors are normally open at 6.45pm but access may be delayed if lecture preparations are not complete.


The audience are requested to please be in their seats before 7.25pm

The Hull Literary & Philosophical Society is registered as a Charity No 507226