The Royal Gazette

Celebrating a Wartime Spy Chief

Published Apr 25, 2016; written by Tim Hodgson.

On April 22, 2016 Canada’s Intrepid Society celebrated Sir William’s ties to the island at a Bermuda National Museum ceremony.

The event culminated in the unveiling of a bronze bust of Sir William, whose wartime adventures were recounted in the bestselling biographies The Quiet Canadian and A Man Called Intrepid.

“This gift is to honour the people of Bermuda and others here who worked with Sir William during the Second World War in the Imperial Censorship programme run out of the Princess Hotel in Hamilton that played an important role in the gathering of intelligence from the information flowing from the Americas to Europe via the postal service,” said Colonel Gary Solar, Intrepid Society president, at Friday’s unveiling.

The bronze, created by Canadian artist Erin Senko, will be put on permanent display in a National Museum exhibit commemorating the 1940-45 local censorship operation, which is planned for the Dockyard facility’s pending Casemates Barracks extension.

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