Lone Survivor
By Marcus Luttrell
Jim Gavin
John Robertson

Jim Gavin

James Merricks Lewis Gavin
born 28.7.1911 Chile
educated St Peters School,Chile
educated Uppingham
educated RMA Woolwich
educated Trinity College,Cambridge
commissioned Royal Engineers 1931
1 Field Squadron,R.E.
mountaineer
member 1936 Everest Expedition
5 Bn Scots Guards 1940 (ranks)
Commando instructor,Scotland (Major) 1940
O.C. No 101 Special Training School,SOE 1941 (LtCol)
Force 133 SOE 1944 (demolitions and sabotage adviser)
HQ,SHAEF 1944
GSO1 (Intelligence;British Joint Service Mission,Washington 1948-51
36 Engineer Regiment (CO)
NATO Defence College,Rome
C.O. 11 Engineer Group 1957-59
C.O. Intelligence Centre,Maresfield 1959-62
Assist Chief of Staff (Intelligence) SHAPE 1964-67
retired 1967
married Barbara Murray 1942 (predeceased him) (3 children)
awards C.B.,C.B.E.
died 21.8.2000
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