Mad Mike Hoare

BBC News - 4 Feb 2020


Thomas Michael Hoare, (1919 - 2020) known as 'Mad Mike' Hoare, was a former British army officer who served in World War Two and became a famous mercenary. He died on the 2nd February 2020 at the age of 100, six weeks before he would have turned 101. 'Mad Mike' was an adventurer known for his military activities in Africa, and attempt to conduct a coup d'├ętat in the Seychelles.

Note: The man speaking at 1:13 is not Mike Hoare, but Jerry Puren.