Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Ian Fleming was a novelist and a journalist (trivia alert: besides his James Bond novels he also wrote the childrens book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) before those roles, he also had a career in British Naval Intelligence. He was recruited from the Black Watch to serve as the personal assistant to Rear Admiral John Henry Godfrey (then Director of Naval Intelligence of the Royal Navy). He rose through the ranks from Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Lieutenant to Commander. His known codename as 17F.