COPP HEROES

Combined Operations Pilotage Parties

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COPP 1

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Jack Crane collection
Jack Crane collection

Front Row: Prior A, Pearson M, Back Row: Kedge, Dargan, unknown, Stewart J, Harbud R.

Brand, David Lieutenant
Brand, David Lieutenant

Distinguished Service Cross Paddled from Sicily to Malta 1943

Clarke, Paul Wilson Lieutenant
Clarke, Paul Wilson Lieutenant

Leiutenant Commander, RN Distinguished Service Cross and Bar

Cook, E. Sergeant
Cook, E. Sergeant
Cook, E. Sergeant
Cook, E. Sergeant

Shown here in one of the canoes, Margaret May, named in tribute to the women and his Ops partner, Jack Crane, had left behind in Britain.

Crane, Jack. Major
Crane, Jack. Major

Was part of the COPP 1 re-commission which served in the Far East (Sri Lanka, Burma, India) from November 1944 to September 1945. He was also in Burma in COPP 4 led by Lieutenant DH Mackay.

Dargan
Dargan
Fish, EA Petty Officer
Fish, EA Petty Officer
Galwey, G. Lieutenant
Galwey, G. Lieutenant

Wrote his war memories as "Geoff's Opus"

Harbud, Robin
Harbud, Robin

Robin Frederick Andrew T/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR Distinguished Service Cross

Harbud, Robin
Harbud, Robin

Robin Frederick Andrew T/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR Distinguished Service Cross

Harbud, Robin
Harbud, Robin

Robin Frederick Andrew T/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR Distinguished Service Cross

Hastings, Nicholas
Hastings, Nicholas

Nicholas Patrick Comyns Lieutenant Commander Mentioned in Dispatches

Hawkin, Sapper, RE
Hawkin, Sapper, RE
Kedge RNW 1949872
Kedge RNW 1949872

Lance Corporal, RE

Kedge RNW 1949872
Kedge RNW 1949872

Lance Corporal, RE

Moorhouse, Leslie Hugh
Moorhouse, Leslie Hugh

Lieutenant Commander

Ogden-Smith, Bruce
Ogden-Smith, Bruce

Bruce Walter. Sergeant Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal Reconnoitred Gold Beach prior to D-Day

Pearson, Michael
Pearson, Michael

Sub Lieutenant RNVR

Prior, A (P/JX 19124
Prior, A (P/JX 19124

Able Seaman

Prior, A (P/JX 19124
Prior, A (P/JX 19124

Able Seaman

Prior, A (P/JX 19124
Prior, A (P/JX 19124

Able Seaman

Richey  Corporal, SBS
Richey Corporal, SBS
Scott Bowden, Logan.
Scott Bowden, Logan.

Major. Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross Reconnoitred Gold Beach prior to D-Day

Scott Bowden, Logan
Scott Bowden, Logan

Major. Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross Reconnoitred Gold Beach prior to D-Day

Scott Bowden, Logan
Scott Bowden, Logan

Major. Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross Reconnoitred Gold Beach prior to D-Day

Smith, Philip. Lieutenant
Smith, Philip. Lieutenant

Philip Robert Gilmer. Distinguished Service Cross Paddled from Sicily to Malta 1943

Smith, Philip. Lieutenant
Smith, Philip. Lieutenant

Philip Robert Gilmer. Distinguished Service Cross Paddled from Sicily to Malta 1943

Stewart, John
Stewart, John

John Michael. Leading Seaman Mentioned in Dispatches.

Stewart, John
Stewart, John

John Michael. Leading Seaman Mentioned in Dispatches.

White, David
White, David

Sub Lieutenant, RNVR

White, David
White, David

Sub Lieutenant, RNVR

Wild, Peter
Wild, Peter

Peter Grenville . Lieutenant, RNVR Distinguished Service Cross, mentioned twice in Dispatches. Als in COPP 6

Wild, Peter
Wild, Peter

Peter Grenville . Lieutenant, RNVR On the left with Rollo Mangall COPP4 Distinguished Service Cross, mentioned twice in Dispatches. Als in COPP 6

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Wilkins
Wilkins

Leading Stores Assistant (P/MX 59960)

Willmott H Nigel C
Willmott H Nigel C

Lieutenant Commander D.S.O., D.S.C. and Bar. Mentioned twice in Dispatches

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