FitzRoy Maclean, 1st Baronet
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About Sir FitzRoy Hew Maclean of Dunconnel, 1st Baronet
He was Dip Serv: 3rd , 2nd Sec 1938 Paris and Moscow, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and 1st SAS Regiment WW II, 2nd Lieutenant 1941, Captain 1942, Lieutenant-Colonel 1943, Brigadier cmdg British Mission Yugoslav Partisans 1943–45, Croix de Guerre 1943, Sec 1933.1 15th Hereditary Keeper and Captain of Dunconnel in the Isles of the Sea.1 He gained the title of 1st Baronet MacLean. He graduated in 1932 with a Eton and King's College Cambridge Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) , Master of Arts (M.A.) 1968).1 He was Member of Parliament (M.P.) (C) Lancaster and Bute and N Ayrshire 1959–74, Parly U-Sec and Fin Sec War Office 1954–57, Glasgow 1969, author: Eastern Approaches (1949), Disputed Barricade (1957), A Person From England (1958), Back to Bokhara (1959) in 1941.1 He was Commander, Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) in 1944.1 On 22 July 1957 so created.1 He was Knight, Order of the Thistle (K.T.) in 1994.
Sir Fitzroy Hew Royle Maclean, 1st Baronet, KT, CBE (11 March 1911 – 15 June 1996) was a Scottish soldier, writer and politician. He was a Unionist Member of Parliament from 1941 to 1974 and was one of only two men who during the Second World War enlisted in the British Army as a private and rose to the rank of Brigadier, the other being future fellow Conservative MP Enoch Powell.
Maclean wrote several books, including Eastern Approaches, in which he recounted three extraordinary series of adventures: travelling, often incognito, in Soviet Central Asia; fighting in the Western Desert Campaign, where he specialised in commando raids behind enemy lines; and living rough with Tito and his Yugoslav Partisans. It has been speculated that Ian Fleming used Maclean as one of his inspirations for James Bond.