Colin Campbell Mitchell

British Army officer and politician (1925-1996)

Colin Campbell Mitchell (17 November 192520 July 1996) was a British Army lieutenant colonel and politician. He became famous in July 1967 when he led the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in the British reoccupation of the Crater district of Aden.


  • A great many Arabs are alive today because we used these methods and a great many Argyll's are alive today because we used them.
    • Lt Col Colin Mitchell [1].
  • I have no compunction in saying that if some chap starts throwing grenades or starts using pistols, we shall kill him
    • Lt Col Colin Mitchell.

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