Neil McLean

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(spook, soldier, deep state functionary?)
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Neil McLean in 1944
Sutherland, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died1986-11-17 (Age 67)
London, England, United Kingdom
Member ofLe Cercle

Billy "Neil" McLean was a member of the Special Operations Executive in World War II who attended several meetings of Le Cercle during the 1980s.

Army Career

In 1941 he was transferred to the the Special Operations Executive.


Following a Nasserite coup in Yemen in September 1962, Julian Amery (also a member of Le Cercle) met with King Hussein of Jordan and agreed to send McLean to report on the situation.[1] In late March 1963, Amery met with Neil McLean, David Stirling, Col Brian Franks and Alec Douglas-Home to organise an unofficial mercenary operation.[2]

Later Activities

He is on three of the four known guest lists of Le Cercle, from 1983-1985.[3][4][5]


Events Participated in

Le Cercle/1983 (Bonn)30 June 19833 July 1983Germany
Le Cercle/1984 (Bonn)5 July 19847 July 1984Germany
Held in Bonn, West Germany, the list of the 36 visitors was published online in 2011.
Le Cercle/1985 (Washington)7 January 198510 January 1985US
Washington DC