Forgotten History-Major Tommy Macpherson

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Major Tommy MacPherson AKA the “Kilted Killer”

I think that outside the UK not many people will have heard of thie WW2 hero and perhaps even in the UK itself his story isn’t that well known, But this man made a huge impact in WW2

Sir Ronald Thomas Stewart Macpherson  (4 October 1920 – 6 November 2014) was a highly decorated Scottish British Army officer during and after the Second World War. He fought with the No. 11 Commando unit and French Resistance forces, becoming infamous among Axis forces as the “Kilted Killer”. Having caused so much damage to military infrastructure, a bounty of 300,000 francs was placed upon his head. He was awarded the Military Cross and the Croix de Guerre three times, and the Légion d’honneu.

Macpherson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was youngest of seven children of Sir Thomas Stewart Macpherson CIE LLD and Helen, the daughter of…

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