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COPP 3

Peter Palmer (COPP 4 and 6) has advised us that those in COPP 3 when in Algiers and Malta from 6 January 1943 to 31 July 1943 were:

Burbidge, G W, Captain, RCE (Lost on Sicily beaches)
Cooper, N W, Lt (Lost on Sicily beaches)
Hutton, D M, Wtr
Loasby, L/Sgt, SBS
Main, C, L/Sea (Lost on D Day beaches)
McGuire, J, A/B
Seagust, J B, A/B
Teacher, N J M, Lt Com, DSO, RN (Lost on Sicily beaches)
Walker, J W, Spr

COPP 3 were moved from Algiers to Malta for the Sicily Beach reconnaissances. They lost so many personnel that COPP 4 (who operated from Algiers and Cap Matafou) were moved to Malta and the two parties amalgamated.

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Alcock, Ian
Alcock, Ian

Ian Ernest T/Lieutenant Distinguished Service Cross Mentioned in Dispatches

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Ashford, John
Ashford, John

Captain, Royal Engineers

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Briggs, Arthur
Briggs, Arthur

(P/JX 144952) Petty Officer Mentioned in Dispatches

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Briggs, Arthur
Briggs, Arthur

(P/JX 144952) Petty Officer Mentioned in Dispatches

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Burbridge, George
Burbridge, George

Wheelock Captain

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Cammidge, Frederick
Cammidge, Frederick

Sergeant Mentioned in Dispatches

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Cockram, R
Cockram, R

Sapper RE/2SBS

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Hood, Alan Martin
Hood, Alan Martin

Sub Lieutenant

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Hugh, Alexander
Hugh, Alexander

Lieutenant Distinguished Service Cross Mentioned in Dispatches twice.

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Hugh, Alexander
Hugh, Alexander

Lieutenant with wife Joan Distinguished Service Cross Mentioned in Dispatches twice.

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Johns, William
Johns, William

William Edward Field Captain Military Cross

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Ruberry, Arthur
Ruberry, Arthur

Arthur Symons T/S/Seaman + T/Leading Seaman Mentioned in Dispatches twice.

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Sowter, Alan
Sowter, Alan

Alan Tregarthen Able Seaman + T/A/Leading Seaman Mentioned in Dispatches twice.

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Teacher, Norman
Teacher, Norman

Norman Joseph Lieutenant Commander Distinguished Service Medal

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Thomas, A
Thomas, A
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Turner, Thomas Harry
Turner, Thomas Harry

Able Seaman + T/A/Leading Seaman Distinguished Service Medal Mentioned in Dispatches

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White, A
White, A

Leading EM

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White, A
White, A

Leading EM

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Young, J L
Young, J L

L/Cpl RE/2SBS

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