Grandson tells the story of Theo Ionides who was picked for Ian Fleming's commando unit
Theo Ionides became a member of the now well-documented, or at least well-fictionalised, 30 Assault Unit.
Room 39 of the Old Admiralty Building was where the Unit's life commenced. Here Fleming was assistant to Admiral John Godfrey whose focus was on being about to keep up, technologically, with Nazi war tactics. Fleming boldly proposed that he assemble a unit to steal certain pieces of valued tech.
Read more about the Assult Unit and Ionides' involvement in this BBC magazine article.
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