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Mad Mike Hoare
South African mercenary (Seychelles, 1981).jpg
Mad Mike Hoare in 1981
Birth name Thomas Michael Hoare
Born (1919-03-17)17 March 1919
Calcutta, British Raj
Died 2 February 2020(2020-02-02) (aged 100)
Durban, South Africa
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Branch British Army
Rank Colonel
Unit London Irish Rifles
Wars
  • Burma Campaign
Spouse(s)
Elizabeth Stott
(m. 1945; div. 1961)
Children 3
Mercenary career
Nickname(s) "Mad Mike"
Allegiance
  • Template:Country data Katanga
  • Template:Country data Congo-Léopoldville
  •  South Africa
Battles
  • Congo Crisis
  • Katanga secession
  • Simba rebellion
  • Operation Angela

Thomas Michael "Mad Mike" Hoare (17 March 1919 – 2 February 2020) was an Irish mercenary leader and adventurer. He was known for his military activities in Africa and tried to lead a coup d'état in the Seychelles.

Hoare died on 2 February 2020, aged 100.

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