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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 William Heslop, horse trainer, and his wife, Vera Molesworth Muspratt. He was educated at ...

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Smiley, David de Crespigny (1916–2009), army officer and special operations officer, was born at 55 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, on 11 April 1916, the third son of Sir John Smiley, second baronet (1876–1930), army officer, and his wife, Valerie (1883–1978), daughter of the adventurer and sportsman ...

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Wheeler, (Thomas) Norman Samuel (1915–1990), army officer and special operations officer, was born on 16 June 1915 at 89 Victoria Avenue, Worcester, the eldest son of Thomas Henry Wheeler, bandmaster of the 4th Worcestershire regiment, who had served in the 3rd hussars during the South African War and later became an officer in the South African police, and his wife, ...