Pritchard was a group captain in the Royal Air Force. He was one of the men responsible for overseeing the recovery of atomic weapons hijacked by SPECTRE. The character appeared in the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball and was portrayed by Leonard Sachs.
Following a briefing of the 00-Branch, M intends to send 007 to Canada with Captain Pritchard as his RAF liaison. However, Bond persuades M to transfer him to Nassau as a result of discovering an key individual in the investigation dead the previous evening. Pritchard is initially sceptical, but quickly submits to M's authority on the matter.