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"Mad Mike" Hoare
Hohenstaufen
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: December 13, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 06:49 AM UTC
Perhaps not directly of interest to site members, but this guy was the template for the Richard Burton character in the 1970s film "The Wild Geese". Anyone for an African diorama of mercenaries in the Congo?
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/michael-mad-mike-hoare-the-worlds-most-famous-mercenary-dies-at-100/ar-BBZAVZG?ocid=spartandhp&fbclid=IwAR2NGmRQr0YUQho3spJ7lcBlax9n6d17bXZXDkH-nUqZWYWfWYKyhCBmUB8
Bigred69
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Armed Forces Europe, United States
Joined: December 27, 2015
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 08:18 AM UTC
Thanks for the info! You hear his name mentioned in some books by W.E.B. Griffin.
covkid
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United Kingdom
Joined: March 13, 2015
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 08:36 AM UTC
Hi,

always fancied a 5 commando jeep ever since I first read about them/him in War Machines since I was a kid. Might get round to it one day. Fascinating story though.

Regards Jason
Denimo
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: August 29, 2017
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 08:40 AM UTC

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Thanks for the info! You hear his name mentioned in some books by W.E.B. Griffin.



I actually met him in S Africa back in the '80s. He was having a dram or two at the Hilton Hotel outside Pietermaritzburg in Natal. A real gentleman.

Much of his Africa time was spent in Katanga.

He made the 100 year mark too!