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David Stirling in 1942 ( Source : wikipedia )

SAS Rogue Heroes, a fascinating drama from the BBC, chronicles the formation of the elite British military organization. The Scottish nobleman David Stirling, who founded the force, is the subject of the six-part drama.

WWII saw the founding of the SAS. It had an admirable reputation for quick, ruthless, and practical activities throughout the war. It began its tradition of near-invincibility at that time and acquired the air of ominous mystery that it has retained ever since.

The SAS is often recognized as having been founded by Sir David, a towering, commanding Guards commander. He is credited with selecting the unit's sand-colored beret, winged dagger cap emblem, and even its catchphrase, "Who Dares Wins."

People want to know more about him, including his background and whether he had a wife to support him on his extraordinary adventure.

Quick Facts

Full NameArchibald David Stirling
Profession
Birth Date15 November 1915
Birth PlaceBridge of Allan, Scotland
Passed Away4 November 1990 (74)
Nickname"The Phantom Major"
NationalityScottish
Years of Service1937–1965
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
RankLieutenant colonel

On its way back from a desert mission, an SAS patrol is greeted by David Stirling (right) in 1942.
On its way back from a desert mission, an SAS patrol is greeted by David Stirling (right) in 1942.( Source : ac )

Meet David Stirling Wife 

There is no information about Stirling's wife. It is unknown if he was married or gave his entire life in faithful service to a country. After retiring, David moved to Zimbabwe. He also got involved with the Capricorn Society, an initiative to bring all of Africa together, regardless of race, politics, or religion.

Following the 1974 miners' strike, Stirling reentered the public eye in the UK when he founded the shady GB75 organization, a group of wary patriots who would assist in maintaining essential services in the case of a countrywide strike.

1990 saw Sir David Stirling get a knighthood. He passed away that same year on the shores of Loch Morar in Morar and was laid to rest at St. Cumin's Church.

Angela Conner's David Stirling statue in the vicinity of Doune, Scotland
Angela Conner's David Stirling statue in the vicinity of Doune, Scotland ( Source : britannica )

On the Hill of Row, close to his ancestral home, the David Stirling Memorial has existed since 2002, looking toward the Perthshire mountains. Between the roundabout at the northern end of the M9 and Doune, it is located just north of the B824.

In recognition of his courageous and recognized service in the Middle East, Stirling received the Distinguished Service Order on February 24, 1942; on November 14, 1946, he was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire; and in the 1990 New Year Honours, he was named a Knight Bachelor for his contributions to the military.

Facts About David Stirling 

  1. On November 15, 1915, Stirling was born at Keir House, the ancestral seat of his family in the Perthshire parish of Lecropt. He was the son of Margaret Fraser, the daughter of Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, and Brigadier-General Archibald Stirling of Keir (a descendant of the King of Scots).
  2. His mother was the 4th daughter of the 13th Baron Lovat, and his father was an Army brigadier. He attended Cambridge University before receiving a commission in the Scots Guards at the start of World War II. He joined the No. 3 Commando of the Brigade of Guards six months later, traveling to the Middle East with them.
  3.  His paternal grandparents were Lady Anna Maria Leslie-Melville and Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, 9th Baronet.
  4. He was apprehended in Tunisia in 1943 after local Arabs had betrayed him to the Germans. After a short slumber, he awoke to discover 500 German soldiers around him. He later broke free and was apprehended.
  5. He served the remainder of the war as a prisoner at Colditz, Germany. He left the Army at the war's end, but it was believed that he maintained strong ties to the significant military and intelligence officers.

In 1985, Colonel Sir David Stirling discussed his early subordinates in an interview with the BBC.
In 1985, Colonel Sir David Stirling discussed his early subordinates in an interview with the BBC. ( Source : bbc )
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