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Gimlet. Gimlet was created by W.E. Johns (Biggles, Steeley, Dr. Vane, Worrals) and appeared in ten novels from 1943 to 1954, beginning with King of the Commandos.

Captain Lorrington "Gimlet" King, D.S.O., is a humorless, grim, and ruthless commando, active during World War Two and successful at killing loads of Germans and Italians. He is assisted by Albert Edward "Copper" Colson, a former London policeman and Gimlet's Corporal; the young newbie Nigel Norman "Cub" Peters; and Private "Trapper" Troublay, a French-Canadian.

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