Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Air Marshal Sir Harold John Maguire, KCB, DSO, OBE, (12 April 1912 1 February 2001) was Director-General of Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence from 1968 to 1972.Harold Maguire was born in Kilkishen in County Clare in Ireland. Educated at Wesley College, Dublin and Trinity College Dublin, Maguire joined the Royal Air Force in 1933. He served in World War II as Officer Commanding No. 229 Squadron and then as Officer Commanding No. 226 Wing based in Sumatra. He was awarded the DSO in 1946 for the gallant example he had set to his fellow captives while he was a Prisoner of War during the Japanese invasions of Sumatra and Java in 1942.