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.

Colin Campbell Mitchell


  • 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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