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Baissac, Claude Marc Boucherville de (1907–1974), special operations officer

V. M. Atkins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces. 964 words.

Baissac, Claude Marc Boucherville de (1907–1974), special operations officer, was born on 28 February 1907 at Curepipe, Mauritius, the younger son and youngest of three children of Marie...

Brooks, Anthony Morris [Tony] (1922–2007), special operations and intelligence officer

Lawrence Goldman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces; Warfare and Defence. 1437 words.

Brooks, Anthony Morris [Tony] (1922–2007), special operations and intelligence officer, was born on 4 April 1922 at The Cottage, Orsett, Essex, the son of Douglas Charles Morris Brooks,...

Chandler, Sir Geoffrey (1922–2011), special operations officer, businessman, and human rights campaigner

Chris Marsden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces; Business and Management; Warfare and Defence. 1993 words.

Chandler, Sir Geoffrey (1922–2011), special operations officer, businessman, and human rights campaigner, was born on 15 November 1922 at 4 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London, the son of...

Churchill, Peter Morland (1909–1972), special operations officer

M. R. D. Foot.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces. 672 words.

Churchill, Peter Morland (1909–1972), special operations officer, was born in Amsterdam on 14 January 1909, the eldest of four children (three sons and a daughter) of William Algernon...

Clark, Sir Robert Anthony [Bob] (1924–2013), special operations officer, solicitor, and businessman

Roderick Bailey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1161 words.

Clark, Sir Robert Anthony [Bob] (1924–2013), special operations officer, solicitor, and businessman, was born at 29 Chandos Road, East Finchley, London, on 6 January 1924, the younger son...

D’Artois [née Butt], Sonia Esmée Florence [Toni] (1924–2014), Special Operations Executive agent

Roderick Bailey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces. 1169 words.

D’Artois [née Butt], Sonia Esmée Florence [Toni] (1924–2014), Special Operations Executive agent, was born Sonia Juliet Esme Butt at Charnwood, Eastchurch, on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent,...

Deakin, Sir (Frederick) William Dampier [Bill] (1913–2005), special operations officer, historian, and college head

David Dilks.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces; Organization and Management of Education; Education; History. 2811 words.

Deakin, Sir (Frederick) William Dampier [Bill] (1913–2005), special operations officer, historian, and college head, was born on 3 July 1913 at 30 Temple Gardens, Golders Green, London, the...

Escott, Bickham Aldred Cowan Sweet- (1907–1981), special operations officer and banker

Charles Cruickshank.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces; Banking. 871 words.

Escott, Bickham Aldred Cowan Sweet- (1907–1981), special operations officer and banker, was born in Newport, Monmouthshire, on 6 June 1907, the eldest of four children (two sons and two...

Fermor, Sir Patrick Michael [Paddy] Leigh (1915–2011), special operations officer and author

John Ure.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces; Education; History; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; Literature; Biographical Studies. 2112 words.

Fermor, Sir Patrick Michael [Paddy] Leigh (1915–2011), special operations officer and author, was born on 11 February 1915 at 20 Endsleigh Gardens, Bloomsbury, London, the younger child and...

Gizycka, Countess Krystyna [née Countess Krystyna Skarbeka; alias Christine Granville] (1915–1952), special operations officer

M. R. D. Foot.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces. 916 words.

Gizycka, Countess Krystyna [née Countess Krystyna Skarbeka; alias Christine Granville] (1915–1952), special operations officer, was born on 1 May 1915, probably at Mlodziesyn, some 30 miles...

Hallowes [née Brailly], Odette Marie Céline (1912–1995), special operations officer and member of the FANY

Lynette Beardwood.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces. 1181 words.

Hallowes [née Brailly], Odette Marie Céline (1912–1995), special operations officer and member of the FANY, was born on 28 April 1912 in Amiens, northern France, the only daughter in the...

Hastings, Sir Stephen Lewis Edmonstone (1921–2005), politician

Richard Davenport-Hines.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces; Warfare and Defence; UK Politics. 1524 words.

Hastings, Sir Stephen Lewis Edmonstone (1921–2005), politician, was born on 4 May 1921, at 13 Washington House, Basil Street, Knightsbridge, London, the only son of Major Lewis Aloysius...

Heslop, Richard Henry [alias Xavier] (1907–1973), army officer and resistance organizer

V. M. Atkins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces; Land Forces and Warfare; Warfare and Defence. 1173 words.

Heslop, Richard Henry [alias Xavier] (1907–1973), army officer and resistance organizer, was born on 22 January 1907 at Cierp, Haute Garonne, France, the only son and younger child of...

Humphreys, Leslie Alexander Francis Longmore (1904–1976), organizer of resistance and Foreign Office official

Brooks Richards.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces; Warfare and Defence; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 979 words.

Humphreys, Leslie Alexander Francis Longmore (1904–1976), organizer of resistance and Foreign Office official, was born in Budapest on 4 July 1904, the younger child and only son of Richard...

Jackson, Margaret Wallace (1917–2013), Special Operations Executive secretary and civil servant

Roderick Bailey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces; Warfare and Defence; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 997 words.

Jackson, Margaret Wallace (1917–2013), Special Operations Executive secretary and civil servant, was born on 15 January 1917 at 18 Marlborough Place, St John's Wood, London, the second of...

Khan, Noor-un-Nisa Inayat (1914–1944), special operations officer

Deborah E. Van Seters.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces. 1043 words.

Khan, Noor-un-Nisa Inayat (1914–1944), special operations officer, was born on 2 January 1914 in Moscow, the eldest of four children of Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882–1927), a Sufi religious...

Millar, George Reid (1910–2005), special operations officer, author, and farmer

M. R. D. Foot.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces; Agriculture and Farming; Literature. 1079 words.

Millar, George Reid (1910–2005), special operations officer, author, and farmer, was born on 19 September 1910 at Boghall, Baldernock, Stirlingshire, the younger son (there was no daughter)...

Nearne, Jacqueline (1916–1982)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces. 8 words.

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Nicholls, Arthur Frederick Crane (1911–1944), special operations officer

Roderick Bailey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces. 913 words.

Nicholls, Arthur Frederick Crane (1911–1944), special operations officer, was born on 6 February 1911 at 30 Compayne Gardens, Hampstead, London, the first son and middle child of Joseph...

Peulevé, Henri Leonard Thomas [Harry] (1916–1963), special operations officer

Selwyn Jepson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces. 1092 words.

Peulevé, Henri Leonard Thomas [Harry] (1916–1963), special operations officer, the only son of Leonard Otho Peulevé and his wife, Eva Juliet Dallison, both of British nationality, was born...