Peter Wilkinson

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Person.png Peter Wilkinson  Rdf-icon.png
(spook, diplomat)
Born 1914
Died 2000 (Age 85)

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


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. He got a job in the War Office and was 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 SOE.


Wilkinson served in the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War II. He supplied the weapons used by two Czechoslovak agents to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich in 1942.

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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