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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.

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Brand, David Lieutenant
Brand, David Lieutenant

Distinguished Service Cross Paddled from Sicily to Malta 1943

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Clarke, Paul Wilson Lieutenant
Clarke, Paul Wilson Lieutenant

Leiutenant Commander, RN Distinguished Service Cross and Bar

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Cook, E. Sergeant
Cook, E. Sergeant
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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.

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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.

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

Wrote his war memories as "Geoff's Opus"

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Harbud, Robin
Harbud, Robin

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

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Harbud, Robin
Harbud, Robin

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

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Harbud, Robin
Harbud, Robin

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

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Hastings, Nicholas
Hastings, Nicholas

Nicholas Patrick Comyns Lieutenant Commander Mentioned in Dispatches

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

Lance Corporal, RE

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Kedge RNW 1949872
Kedge RNW 1949872

Lance Corporal, RE

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Moorhouse, Leslie Hugh
Moorhouse, Leslie Hugh

Lieutenant Commander

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Ogden-Smith, Bruce
Ogden-Smith, Bruce

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

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Pearson, Michael
Pearson, Michael

Sub Lieutenant RNVR

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

Able Seaman

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

Able Seaman

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

Able Seaman

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

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

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Scott Bowden, Logan
Scott Bowden, Logan

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

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Scott Bowden, Logan
Scott Bowden, Logan

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

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Smith, Philip. Lieutenant
Smith, Philip. Lieutenant

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

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Smith, Philip. Lieutenant
Smith, Philip. Lieutenant

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

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Stewart, John
Stewart, John

John Michael. Leading Seaman Mentioned in Dispatches.

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Stewart, John
Stewart, John

John Michael. Leading Seaman Mentioned in Dispatches.

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White, David
White, David

Sub Lieutenant, RNVR

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White, David
White, David

Sub Lieutenant, RNVR

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Wild, Peter
Wild, Peter

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

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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)

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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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