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Richard Harry Heslop’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro British agent for the Special Operations Executive during World War II
A.K.A. Xavier
Was Military personnel 
From United Kingdom 
Type Military 
Gender male
Birth 23 January 1907
Death 17 January 1973
(aged 66 years)
Star sign Aquarius
Awards
Knight of the Legion of Honour  
Croix de guerre 1939–1945  

Major Richard Harry Heslop (23 January 1907 – 17 January 1973), DSO was a British agent for the Special Operations Executive during World War II. Of the more than 400 SOE agents who worked in France during World War II, M.R.D. Foot, the official historian of the SOE, named Heslop as one of the half-dozen best male agents.

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He was educated at Shrewsbury School.

He worked for the French section of the organisation, and under the codename Xavier, was the organiser of the Marksman circuit.

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