Peter Wilkinson

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Person.png Peter Wilkinson   AmazonRdf-icon.png
(spook, diplomat)
Born 1914
India
Died 2000 (Age 86)
Alma mater Rugby School, Cambridge University
A spooky funder of Brian Crozier.

Sir Peter Wilkinson, worked with Colin Gubbins in the Special Operations Executive.

Background

Wilkinson was born in India into the old officer class. His father was killed at Ypres in 1915 while Peter was still a child. He was educated at Rugby School and Cambridge University.

Career

Wilkinson got a job in the UK War Office and worked with Colin Gubbins in Poland when the Germans conquered it in 1939; he escaped. He escaped again when France was conquered the following year. He then moved with Gubbins into the recently founded Special Operations Executive. He supplied the weapons used by two Czechoslovak agents to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich in 1942.

Later Activities

Wilkinson was approached by Brian Crozier who asked his help to transform the Forum World Features research unit into the Institute for the Study of Conflict. [1]



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