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COPP Heroes of Hayling Island

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COPP 4

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

Hallet, P, S/A
Harris, P J, A/B
Hinkley, J, Spr
Magnall, R B, Lt, RNVR
McHarg, N T, Ltd, DSO, RN
Sinclair, G S, Lt, DSO, RN
Palmer, P F, EM
Parsons, Captain, RE
Reilly, J, L/S
Rice, N E C, Captain, RE

Accompanied by:
Cannings, H E, S/Mkr
Spence, W, S/Wright
both of whom were based at Cap Matafou and returned to Hayling Island to become HQ staff when COPP 4 moved to Malta. 

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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Back Row Peter Palmer
Back Row Peter Palmer

Peter Palmer on the right. Can you help identify anyone else please?

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Burke, Terence
Burke, Terence

Terence Martin Lieutenant Mentioned in Dispatches

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Mackay, Denis
Mackay, Denis

Denis Handcock Lieutenant Distinguished Service Cross

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Mangnall, Rollo
Mangnall, Rollo

Rollo B Lieutenant, RNVR DSC on the right with Peter Wild COPP 1

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Main, Carruth
Main, Carruth

Petty Officer Distinguished Service Medal

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McHarg, Neville
McHarg, Neville

Neville Townley Lieutenant Distinguished Service Order

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Palmer, Peter F
Palmer, Peter F

Electrical Mechanic Served in COPP 4 while the Party was in Algiers and Malta from January to July 1943, and then returned to COPP Dept. Joined COPP 6 in December 1943 and remained with that Party until it was disbanded in October 1945.

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Palmer, Peter F
Palmer, Peter F

Electrical Mechanic Served in COPP 4 while the Party was in Algiers and Malta from January to July 1943, and then returned to COPP Dept. Joined COPP 6 in December 1943 and remained with that Party until it was disbanded in October 1945.

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Reilly, Thomas
Reilly, Thomas

A/Petty Officer Distinguished Service Medal

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Sinclair, George
Sinclair, George

George Sutherland Lieutenant Distinguished Service Order

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