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

Richard Davenport-Hines

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 Macdonald Hastings (1880–1966) and his wife, Meriel Eda St John (1888–1971), daughter of Neil Edmonstone...

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Sir Stephen Lewis Edmonstone Hastings (1921–2005) by Bassano, 1948 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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McLean, Neil Loudon Desmond (1918–1986), intelligence officer and politician  

Roderick Bailey

McLean, Neil Loudon Desmond (1918–1986), intelligence officer and politician, was born on 28 November 1918 at 80 Astley Gardens, London, the elder son of Neil Gillean McLean (c.1880–1963), a prosperous East India merchant, and his wife, Grace Audrey (d. 1969)...

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Neave, Airey Middleton Sheffield (1916–1979)  

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Airey Middleton Sheffield Neave (1916–1979) by Neil Libbert Getty Images – Neil Libbert

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Neave, Airey Middleton Sheffield (1916–1979), intelligence officer and politician  

Brian Harrison

Neave, Airey Middleton Sheffield (1916–1979), intelligence officer and politician, was born at 24 De Vere Gardens, Knightsbridge, London, on 23 January 1916. He was the elder son, in a family of two sons and three daughters, of Sheffield Airey Neave (1879–1961), a distinguished entomologist, of ...

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Parker, Sir (Arthur) Douglas Dodds- (1909–2006), colonial administrator, special operations officer, and politician  

David Dilks

Parker, Sir (Arthur) Douglas Dodds- (1909–2006), colonial administrator, special operations officer, and politician, was born on 5 July 1909 at 2 Holywell Street, Oxford, the younger child and only son of Arthur Percy Dodds-Parker, formerly Parker (1867–1940), surgeon, and lecturer (later reader) in applied anatomy at the ...

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Smithers, Sir Peter Henry Berry Otway (1913–2006), intelligence officer, politician, and gardener  

Richard Davenport-Hines

Smithers, Sir Peter Henry Berry Otway (1913–2006), intelligence officer, politician, and gardener, was born on 9 December 1913 at Donisthorpe House, Moor Allerton, Yorkshire, the only child of Captain, later Lieutenant-Colonel, Harry Otway Hirsch Smithers (1877–1941), an officer in the Bedfordshire regiment, and his wife, ...