SOE Tivey, Colin

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Tivey
  • FORENAME
Colin
  • UNIT
SOE (Belgian Section)
  • RANK
Lieutenant
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Chevalier de lOrdre de la Couronne (Belgium)
  • PLACE
Europe (awarded 1948)
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Leicestershire Regiment
born 14.3.1913 near Loughborough
educated Loughborough Grammar School
joined Army 1940
Instructor for Belgian agents
Liaison officer with US troops,Netherlands 1945
Anglo-French interpreter and liaison officer to British staff at Allied Command,Berlin
1946
schoolmaster postwar
died 24.9.2001
 
A Very English Hero: The Making of Frank Thompson
Guardians Of Churchill's Secret Army: Men Of The Intelligence Corps In The Special Operations Executive
SOE's Mastermind: An Authorised Biography of Major General Sir Colin Gubbins Kcmg, DSO, MC
A Spy Has No Friends: To Save His Country, He Became the Enemy
SOE Heroines: The Special Operations Executive's French Section and Free French Women Agents
Soe in the Low Countries
Secret Flotillas: Clandestine Sea Operations in the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Adriatic, 1940-44 Vol 2
Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory
A Life in Secrets: Vera Atkins and the Lost Agents of SOE
Escape to Honour
Foreign Fields: The Story of an SOE Operative
SOE's Balls of Steel: Operation Rubble, 147 Willing Volunteers and 25,000 Tons of Ball Bearings

clive thorpe

New Member
Agree with Tim .... know my French grammar, inside out, back to front and do it with both hands tied behind my back because of 'Uncle Col' ... wish I could say the same for some of my younger colleagues and native speakers whom I've come across in my career.
 
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