SIS Philo, Gordon Charles George

Gubbins SOE
By Peter Wilkinson, Joan Bright Astley

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Philo
  • FORENAME
Gordon Charles George
  • UNIT
SIS
  • RANK
Civilian
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
  • PLACE
1970
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 8.1.1920
educated Haberdashers' Aske's School,Hampstead
educated Wadham College,Oxford
called up 1940
commissioned 1941
West African Frontier Force,Gold Coast 1942-43
trained as parachutist 1944
awarded M.C. for Normandy 1944
demobilised 1946
educated Sorbonne,Paris
teacher,Wadham College,Oxford
teacher,St Antony's
SIS
Turkey 1954-58
London 1961-63
training officer
liaison officer to Malaysian Government
seconded to Diplomatic Service (Consul-General,Hanoi)
SIS HQ 1970
award C.M.G. 1970 (for Hanoi)
Principal Staff Officer to the Head of Service 1973-75
retired 1978
part-time with Civil Service selection boards 1978-1990
wrote history of SIS
novelist under name Charles Forsyte
married Vicky Galsworthy 1952 (died 1986) (no children)
died 24.1.2009
 
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