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ROBERTSON, Lt Col Thomas Argyll (1909-1994)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Robertson T A
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: ROBERTSON, Lt Col Thomas Argyll (1909-1994)
Date(s): Created 1994
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 booklet
Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in 1909; educated at Charterhouse School and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; commissioned into Seaforth Highlanders, 1929; joined MI5, [1931]; took part in intelligence activities in both military and political spheres, but later moved into the counter-espionage field; recalled to Seaforth Highlanders and seconded back to MI5, 1939; built up and; controlled double agent network through Section B1A; involved in planning of Operation MINCEMEAT, 1943, which aimed at persuading the Germans that an Allied invasion of Greece was imminent and that Sicily was merely a cover plan for another operation; masterminded Operation FORTITUDE, 1944, which was intended to suggest that the Allied invasion of occupied France was likely to take place in the Pas de Calais rather than Normandy; appointed to direct internal security at Government Communications HQ, [1945]; died in 1994.


Scope and content/abstract:

Booklet of memorial addresses giving details of his service with Section B1A, MI5, [1939-1945], dated 1994.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

single item

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

Summary guide entry on-line at

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1995.

Allied Materials

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National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Oct 1996

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