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|Sir Colin McVean Gubbins|
Sir Colin Gubbins c.1940s
|Born||2 July 1896|
|Died||11 February 1976 (aged 79)|
|Years of service||1914–1946|
|Commands held||Special Operations Executive (1943-46)|
|Battles/wars||First World War|
North Russia Campaign
Second World War
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George|
Distinguished Service Order
Gubbins was also responsible for setting up the secret Auxiliary Units, a civilian force to operate behind the German lines if the United Kingdom was invaded during Operation Sea Lion, Germany's planned invasion.
References[change | change source]
- Ashby, Bill. "Major General Sir Colin McVean Gubbins – Founder & First Commander". British Resistance Archive. Archived from the original on 2013-06-18. Retrieved 2015-10-24.