Charles Jocelyn Hambro

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Person.png Charles Jocelyn Hambro  Rdf-icon.png
(spook, banker)
Born 3 October 1897
Died 1963 (Age 65)
Relatives • Charles Eric Hambro
• Charles Hambro
• Baron Hambro

Employment.png CD of The Special Operations Executive

In office
May 1942 - September 1943
Preceded by Frank Nelson
Succeeded by Colin Gubbins
Resigned in protest.
Charles Jocelyn Hambro served as head of the Special Operations Executive for a period during the Second World War.[1] His first major action as head of the SOE was to meet with Colonel William Joseph Donovan, the head of the OSS and his opposite number.


Hambro resigned in September 1943 after GHQ Middle East, the Foreign Office, and the Joint Intelligence Committee mounted an attack on SOE's autonomy.

External Resources


  1. Stephen Dorril, MI6: Inside the Covert World of her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Touchstone, 2000, p.138.

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