Lieutenant Colonel A.P. SCOTLAND

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Lieutenant Colonel A.P. SCOTLAND

Post by c.g. » 10 Feb 2004 22:41

I am trying to find reliable biographicla information regarding Lieut.Col. A.P. Scotland, who was the British chief interrogators at the "Cage" in London and played an important role in many war crimes investigations and trials.
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Post by Peter » 12 Feb 2004 14:57

All that I can think of is the book "The London Cage" which has his photo in it.

I just checked several copies of the Army List (the British version of the SS-DAL) and he must have been retired quite soon after the war, he was apparently not serving in the 1950's and 60's. He is not listed in the Retired List of 1968 as a former officer which would mean that he was either not an officer of the Regular Army or that he was dead by 1968.

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Post by c.g. » 13 Feb 2004 10:23

Thank you Pete! I remember roumors about Scotland being not his real name and that he was in fact a German. Do you think this could be possible? Do you know what A.P. stands for?
Thanks again
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Post by Peter » 13 Feb 2004 11:48

now you have got me interested I shall see if I can find out.

cheers
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Post by Peter » 20 Apr 2004 16:00

I knew I had his details somewhere:

Alexander Pat(t)erson Scotland

In 1916 he was a Private (Inns of Court OTC)

11.7.1916 commissioned 2/Lt for Special Duty (Royal Flying Corps)
27.5.1917 promoted T/Captain with a "Special Appointment-Commands & Staff" - presumably he was Intelligence.
1.1.1919 awarded OBE (Military) for services in France & Flanders
4.2.1919 relinquished his post.

16.4.1940 he became 2/Lt (number 127896) with the General List
15.7.1940 he became 2/Lt with the Intelligence Corps

I cannot find any more on his career

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Re: Lieutenant Colonel A.P. SCOTLAND

Post by LorenzGerhardt » 04 Jan 2019 10:14

See: https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hans ... p-scotland

Scotland published a book. Held the rank of colonel and a movie, the two-headed spy, was dedicated to him.

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Re: Lieutenant Colonel A.P. SCOTLAND

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 04 Jan 2019 15:04

A 1947 declassified report/interview - might be of some interest.
https://www.nsa.gov/Portals/70/document ... 074518.pdf

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Re: Lieutenant Colonel A.P. SCOTLAND

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 04 Jan 2019 18:21

Wikipedia has a picture of him if anyone is interested.
Same site mentions his service in the german army too. 1903-07 in South-West Africa according to himself (London Cage p.151). Awarded the Order of the Red Eagle.

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