Poor old Bob Quick. Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism chief was on his way in to brief the prime minister when a photographer snapped his photo with a telephoto lense. In Quick’s hands were folders containing top secret information about an anti-terrorist raid. The raid was brought forward because of the blunder. Quick had to resign.
According to The Guardian newspaper, the document contained names of several senior officers, sensitive locations and details about the nature of the overseas threat. So the government imposed a “D notice” to restrict the media from revealing the contents of the picture.