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Sir (Frederick) William Dampier Deakin (1913–2005) by Bassano, 1961 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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 elder son of Albert Whitney Deakin, motor engineer and farmer, and his wife, Bertha Mildred, ...

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Gourlay, Sir (Basil) Ian Spencer (1920–2013), Royal Marines officer and educational administrator, was born on 13 November 1920 at 24 York Place, Chorlton upon Medlock, Manchester, the son of Captain, later Brigadier, Kenneth Ian Gourlay (1891–1970), Royal Engineers officer, and his wife, Victoria May, ...

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Williams, Sir Edgar Trevor [Bill] (1912–1995), intelligence officer and historian, was born on 20 November 1912 at 30 Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent, the second of three children and elder son of the Revd (Joseph) Edgar Williams (1877–1938), minister of Ebenezer Congregational Church, and his wife, ...

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Wimberley, Douglas Neil (1896–1983), army officer and educational administrator, was born on 15 August 1896 at 8 Ardross Terrace, Inverness, the son of Colonel Charles Neil Campbell Wimberley (then a surgeon-captain), and his wife, Minnie Lesmoir Gordon, daughter of Colonel R. J. Wimberley...