Derek Almond was a high-ranking official of the Norsefire government. He ran the government's secret police, the Finger, before killed by V. Almond was replaced by Peter Creedy.

His death set in motion the later life of his wife, Rose Almond, who is left penniless and traumatized by the loss of her husband, who was cold and abusive toward her but whom she nevertheless loved. In her grief and desperation, she blames her plight on Norsefire's leader, Adam Susan, and assassinates him.