102 results found for: Special Forces (Sas

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CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…with General Wingate; involvement with Chindits; joining of Special Air Service; history of Special Air Service. Aspects of operations as officer with 22nd Special Air Service in GB and North West Europe, 1944-1945: organisation of Special Air Service; problems with French Special Air Service troops and ex-Long Range Desert Group…

ROSIER, Fred (#17)

…was its last C-in-C before it was amalgamated with Bomber Command to form Strike Command. From 1968 Rosier served on the Permanent Military Deputies Group and then at Allied Forces, Central Europe, Ankara. He was promoted to Air Chief Marshal in 1970, and became Deputy Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces Central Europe….

LLOYD-OWEN, David (#273)

…negotiate treacherous surfaces, and to conserve water with special condensers, but above all they learned to read tracks so that they could tell how many vehicles, men or camels had gone in various directions. David Lloyd Owen with ‘Y’ Patrol vehicle “Aramis” (LRDG Association) After the SAS was formed in…

COOPER, JM (#220)

…DCM & 3 MiDs of SCOTS GUARDS 8 GUARDS COMMANDO, original L Detachmant SPECIAL AIR SERVICE (later 1 SAS, 21 SAS, 22 SAS & GREEN HOWARDS), as desert driver/navigator with Lt to Lt Col David STIRLING on first SMALL SCALE raids, parallel with Paddy MAYNE’S 15 minute destruction of 20…

COLE, Winefred (#288)

…additional contribution to UK forces of the BRITISH LATIN AMERICAN VOLUNTEERS Most Latin American countries had ambivalent attitudes to WW2 but a considerable proportion of Argentinian citizens opposed the nation’s official neutralist stance. Over 750 Argentine volunteers fought in the British, South African and Canadian Air Forces, with many on…

HODGES, Lewis (#34)

…Flying moonlit operations for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) Hodges landed his single-engine Lysander or the larger Hudson aircraft in remote French fields to deliver and pick up agents. He picked up two future Presidents of the Republic (Auriol and Mitterrand), bringing them to England for meetings with General de…

STRONG, Albert (#231)

…Winston Churchill: “Victory is the beautiful, bright coloured flower. Transport is the stem, without which it would not have blossomed (“The Royal Corps of Transport” page 27) The Army COMMANDOS, GLIDER PILOT REGIMENT, PARACHUTE REGIMENT and SPECIAL FORCES had dedicated RASC personnel and the first Parachute Regiment fatality was a…

GREENFIELD, Edith (#283)

…then 1916 and the Battle of the Somme came to epitomise Britain’s losses, frustrations and disappointments in that war. Once the German Army had attacked Verdun in February with large numbers of French and German soldiers killed and wounded, Douglas Haig, Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces since December 1915, changed…

FOOT, MRD (#140)

Special Operations Executive. Commissioned into a Royal Engineers searchlight battalion, units transferred to Royal Artillery. Served at Combined Operations Headquarters before joining SAS as intelligence officer. Prisoner of war severely injured trying to escape. SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE, & Cols Airey NEAVE & James LANGLEY, MI9 ESCAPE & EVASION & +…

VERITY, Hugh (#87)

  Group Captain Hugh Verity 16 November 2001 • Obituary courtesy of The Daily Telegraph GROUP Captain Hugh Verity, who has died aged 83, was a member of the small group of RAF pilots who flew clandestine missions to support Special Operations Executive (SOE) agents and the French Resistance during…

COASTWATCHER (#249)

…INTELLIGENCE by radio, of great use to the AMERICAN PACIFIC FORCES on enemy AIR, NAVAL & GROUND movement, sometimes having to move hides, always vulnerable to betrayal or discovery by Japanese occupation forces; for all those AUSTRALIAN NEW ZEALAND, BRITISH, DUTCH and ALLIED COASTWATCHERS, particularly those killed in the war,…

BALFOUR, Harold (#13)

…6342 Injured shortly thereafter, he returned to Britain and to Gosport, where he was posted to the School of Special Flying, No.40 Squadron. This was a training course set up by Robert Smith-Barry, using new methods of instruction. It was later to be known as the “Gosport System” and would…

ELLISON, Lorna (#174)

…of the biggest dams on the Danube next to the village is named after the town. Jozef Gabčík’s name was also given to the 5. pluk špeciálneho určenia (“5th special operations regiment of Jozef Gabčík”) part of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic, based in Žilina. With the aim…

REID, William I (#61)

…he was posted to 61 Squadron at Syerston, Newark, to commence Lancaster bombing operations, and flew seven sorties to various German cities before the raid on Dusseldorf. Handley Page Halifax B Mark II Series I (Special), JB781 ‘KN-W’, of No. 77 Squadron RAF gathers speed on the runway at Elvington,…

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard (#31)

…humanitarians joined forces and it held a special place in their hearts. They made a final pilgrimage there in 1992 when Leonard received his diagnosis of Motor Neurone disease. This journey was documented by Anglia TV and David Puttnam in the film ‘Indian Summer’. IWM Oral History: Leonard Geoffrey Cheshire…

DUMON, Andrée Antoine (#158)

…most special people, enduring much and risking more to return Allied Forces. Nadine showed quick wits and brilliant continuing effectiveness, though not even 18 when she began her linking courier roles in mid 1940. We recall the courage and inspiration of her patriotic father, who had been wounded at the…

PANTER, Frank H T (#216)

SPECIAL FORCES OPERATION deliveries 4 pick ups under GLENGYLE1s South African CAPTAIN PETRIE; then diverted to assist GREECE 4 CRETE (many soldiers, pleased to be picked up, were strafed by fighters 4 killed on return) in evacuating SUDA BAY 4 SPHAKIA, Jul 1941 LITANI RIVER in SYRIA, landing Col KEYES…

VRACIU, Alexander (#303)

…two of the carriers he served on were torpedoed (but not sank) by the Japanese. Perhaps Vraciu’s most notable achievement in the war came on the morning of June 19, 1944, while part of a carrier task force protecting American forces landing on Saipan in the Mariana Islands. Facing an…

HOGAN, Neville G (#264)

…have the distinction of being the only siblings awarded the Victoria Cross and George Cross, both posthumously. When the Japanese invaded Burma, after earlier secondment to the 20th Burma Rifles, Major Hugh Seagrim was given the task of raising irregular guerrilla forces from the Karens and other minority communities. The…

DAUNCEY, Michael DK (#110)

Forces and, in January 1944, he was seconded to “G” Squadron GPR. Mike Dauncey at RAF Fairford, during the Summer of 1944 After the war, he was posted to Athens as Military Assistant to the C-in-C Land Forces, Greece, and then joined a Parachute Regiment battalion in Germany. He commanded…

SWETT, James Elms (#302)

…Marine Fighting Squadron TWO TWENTY-ONE in action against enemy Japanese aerial forces in the Solomon Islands Area, April 7, 1943. In a daring flight to intercept a wave of 150 Japanese planes, First Lieutenant Swett unhesitatingly hurled his four-plane division into action against a formation of fifteen enemy bombers and…

FRASER-HARRIS, Alexander B (#218)

…the RCN; but when Canada insisted on unifying her Armed Forces he resigned his commission rather than become a general, with a bottle-green uniform. At dawn on April 10 1940, shortly after the German invasion of Norway, Fraser-Harris was Blue Three of the first wave of Blackburn Skua dive-bombers from…

KILMARTIN, JI (#35)

…On 14 May it became clear that German forces had made their way through the Ardennnes forest – thought by the French to be virtually impassable to armoured units – and were in the Sedan area, threatening to outflank the massive fixed defences of the Maginot Line, and to tear…

JELLICOE, George (#105)

…up to the Newsletter (bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. (son of Viscount Jellicoe: JUTLAND 31 May 1916) Representing COLDSTREAM GUARDS and in memory of Sir David STIRLING, 1 SAS, and the early SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE…

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