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Sir Fitzroy MacLean, 1st Baronet

Scottish soldier, writer and politician

1911   -   1996

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: English
educated at: Eton College, King's College
occupation: politician, historian, diplomat, military personnel
award received: Commander of the Order of the British Empire
position held: Member of the 45th Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 44th Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 43rd Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 42nd Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 41st Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 40th Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 39th Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 38th Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 37th Parliament of the United Kingdom, Representative of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Sir Fitzroy Hew Royle Maclean, 1st Baronet, (11 March 1911 – 15 June 1996) was a Scottish soldier, writer and politician. He was a Unionist Member of Parliament from 1941 to 1974 and was one of only two men who during the Second World War enlisted in the British Army as a private and rose to the rank of brigadier, the other being future fellow Conservative MP Enoch Powell. Maclean wrote several books, including Eastern Approaches, in which he recounted three extraordinary series of adventures: travelling, often incognito, in Soviet Central Asia; fighting in the Western Desert Campaign, where he specialised in commando raids behind enemy lines; and living rough with Tito and his Yugoslav Partisans while commanding the Maclean Mission there. It has been widely speculated that Ian Fleming used Maclean as one of his inspirations for James Bond.
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