Neil McLean

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Person.png Neil McLean  Rdf-icon.png
(spook, soldier, deep state functionary?)
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Neil McLean in 1944
Born 1918-11-28
Sutherland, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died 1986-11-17 (Age 67)
London, England, United Kingdom
Member of Le Cercle

Billy "Neil" McLean was a member of the Special Operations Executive in World War II who attended several meetings of Le Cercle during the 1980s.

Army Career

In 1941 he was transferred to the the Special Operations Executive.


Following a Nasserite coup in Yemen in September 1962, Julian Amery (also a member of Le Cercle) met with King Hussein of Jordan and agreed to send McLean to report on the situation.[1] In late March 1963, Amery met with Neil McLean, David Stirling, Col Brian Franks and Alec Douglas-Home to organise an unofficial mercenary operation.[2]

Later Activities

He is on three of the four known guest lists of Le Cercle, from 1983-1985.[3][4][5]


Events Participated in

Le Cercle/1983 (Bonn)30 June 1983 - 3 July 1983Bonn
Le Cercle/1984 (Bonn)5 July 1984 - 7 July 1984Bonn
Le Cercle/1985 (Washington)7 January 1985 - 10 January 1985Washington DC