Name (or known Aliases): Lieutenant Commander Robert Terrence Fitzroy
SOE Codename: Centurion
Affiliation: SOE Double Agent within the Abwehr. Feeds information to both- conducts intelligence gathering on facilities and train networks, feeding both sides information- though predominantly towards the SOE the net benefit of information comes through.
Role: Spy, Fixer, Cell Leader of SOE Agents in Baden-Wuttenburg and Bavaria.
Useful with a Sten in a pinch. Robert connects dots, he keeps a wide network and is a support to other inteligence operators, given he's in deep. He's the cell leader, which to the Abwehr, indicates he's a hell of a catch. It works the other way around.
Robert is about 6"0, with a distinctive Northern accent when speaking English, though his German sounds far more regular, with a Bavarian tinge due to his experience in the South of Germany. He has brown hair and brown-green eyes, wearing a leather jacket in the cold winter in the foothills of the German Alps.
Robert is level-headed, and simply put, has the stiff upper lip of a British gentleman. Of course, military service has changed that a little, though being a Naval Officer, Robert is probably too comfortable. He's got a certain charm and intelligence, able to play himself off to different people at once, but he knows he can't always keep doing it. He's got no pleasure in killing Germans- he almost sympathises with them, but knows the job has to be done for King and Country. Lining his own pockets in the process is a worthwhile cause to him- he wants to walk away from the stress with something to show for it, seeing it as a kickback of the job to steal the gold and take it maybe for himself. He isn't a born thief- he's just an opportunist, and sees a way of making money.
Robert Terrence Fitzroy was born into an upper-class, nearly stereotypical family, the eldest son to his father, the Rt Hon Harold Fitzroy of Wensleydale, was a former Colonel in the British Army during the Boer War and the First World War, and a serving MP in the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom. Robert's childhood was filled with private schooling and tutoring, as well as an expectation that he would also join the services.
He joined the Royal Navy as an officer in 1930, after graduating from Oxford University with a degree in Germanic Studies, thanks to his father's connections, perhaps rather more than his academic wit. He found the work was relatively simple, and was promoted to Lieutenant Commander, with his linguistic skills proving useful and making him an attache of the Navy to Germany, outside of tours of duty in South Africa, India and the Far East.
That was until 1938, when he was implanted into Germany, as a military intelligence asset in the northern reaches of Germany, asked to spy and gather information on the Kriegsmarine's naval capabilities. On the outbreak of war in 1939, he was still on the other side. And was unfortunately caught six months later relaying information from Beligum, yet Robert did not see any qualm in adapting his cover. After all, he had been an implanted agent for a while- the Abwehr saw use in Robert, the stereotypically British spy being a useful double agent. He already got to work when he returned to the United Kingdom, following an escape, and reported in to the SOE...and so the game began.
He returned to Germany, and promptly began to play both sides, feeding as much useful information to the SOE as possible, this time moved from naval intelligence to the south of Germany, in order to break his previous cover. He was tasked with agents, the Abwehr having a few leads on agents that didn't exist, aware they had one of the SOE's cell leaders in their pocket. Yet Robert played them more- finding out movements of trains, raw materials and reserve divisions. Of course, to keep his cover Robert provided information to the Abwehr when he was in the United Kingdom, some of which was true, some of which was false. Sometimes people needed to be eliminated, someone who knew too much, on either side. It's an unfortunate side-effect, but playing a double agent is an incredibly tricky line, and so Robert got used to being always paranoid, always cautious, and always suspecting of those who might undermine his short.
And recently, Robert has found something even more interesting that the Germans are doing. The SS are overseeing the movement of gold reserves from countries that the Axis occupy, including most recently, the Italian and French gold reserves. Enormous sums of money, relatively unguarded, being moved quietly and discreetly across Germany. It's so discreet, because most of the trains are moved under the guise of transporting containers filled with lead. Yet there's more guards than usual, and the places they're coming from...aren't lead mines.
Robert understands the risks he's playing here. The chance to make a significant sum of money, while serving King and Country, is undeniable. It might blow his cover open- but as a double, nearly triple agent, it makes no sense to carry on because he'll either get shot by one, or the other. A decisive and hard strike, making as much money in the process seems to fit him. He might have the privilege and perks that he likes waiting for him at home, but more money is more more money. He knows he'll need a crew to pull of the heist, and nobody really at home is going to be easy to bring in.
So with it, Robert uses his network to gather a group of people who want to help hit the stolen German gold reserves in Ulm, with a ruler-accurate plan on how to get the job done, and steal the bricks.
Robert is a particular drinker of beer, and has grown particularly attached to spending time in German beerhalls. His mastery of the language makes him sound almost like a native, with Robert proficient in some degree of French too due to his education.
His weapon of choice tends to be a suppressed Sten IIS, or a Welrod for closer range. An MP40 is fine in his hands if he can't get a hold of a Sten- being comfortable with it given his frequent contact with the Abwehr. He has a relatively decent proficiency with small arms, but is mostly constrained to SMGs and pistols, rather than rifles or larger weapons.