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Lewes, John Steel [Jock] (1913–1941), a founder of the Special Air Service (SAS), was born on 21 December 1913 in Calcutta, India, the first son and second of the three children of Arthur Harold Lewes (1869?–1962?), accountant, and his wife, Elsie Steel. He grew up in ...


Sir (Archibald) David Stirling (1915–1990) by Captain Keating, 1943 The Imperial War Museum, London


Stirling, Sir (Archibald) David (1915–1990), army officer and founder of the Special Air Service (SAS) regiment, was born on 15 November 1915 at Keir, Stirlingshire, the third son and fourth child in the family of four sons and two daughters of Brigadier-General Archibald Stirling...