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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 only son of Sir Lewis Leigh Fermor (1880–1954), geologist, and his first wife, Muriel Aileen (otherwise Eileen or Æileen), ...

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Sir Patrick Michael Leigh Fermor (1915–2011) by Joan Leigh Fermor, 1946 © Patrick Fermor Archive, Trustees of the National Library of Scotland

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George Reid Millar (1910–2005) by C. Woods, 1946 Getty Images

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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) of Thomas Andrew Millar (d. 1921/2), architect, and his wife, Mary Reid, née Morton (...

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Thompson, (William) Frank (1920–1944), poet and special operations officer, was born at Darjeeling, India, on 17 August 1920, the elder son of Edward John Thompson (1886–1946), poet, novelist, and historian, and his wife, Theodosia, daughter of Dr William Jessup, a distinguished American missionary....