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COPP 6

Peter Palmer (see below) has advised us that those in COPP 6 at the time of leaving Hayling Island for Malta and Sicily Beach reconnaissance from 26 April 1943 to 2 October 1943 were:

Amer, D W, Lt Cdr, RNR
Bowden, J H, P/O
Cook, E/M
Gray, Cpl, SBS
Hunter, D C, Capt, RE
Manning, V P F, L/S (killed on beaches)
Sayce, A G, S/Lt RNVR (killed on beaches)
Phillips, F W, L/S
Plummer, Sap
Wild, P G, Lt
Watson, J G, Midship, RNVR

Rice, N E C, Capt, took passage with COPP 6 to join COPP 4

Peter Palmer has also advised us that those in COPP 6 when in Ischia, Italy from 25 July 1944 to 7 September 1944 were:

Amer, D W, Lt Cdr, RNR
Bowden, J H, P/O
Buckley, Driver
Francis, J H, Sap, RE
Hunt, L D D, L/S
Mackenzie, Captain, RE
Reid, Lt, RNVR
Ogden Smith, B W, Sgt East Surrey Reg and HAC
Palmer, P F, EM
Phillips, F W, P/O
Reid, W, Lt, RNVR
Slater, Lt, RNVR
Watson, J G, S/Lt, RNVR

Peter Palmer has also advised us that those in COPP 6 when in Italy and Ceylon from 13 February 1945 to 24 October 1945 were:

Chisholm, A G, S/Lt, RNVR
Francis, J H, L/Cpl, RE
Hunt, L D D, L/S
Johnson, J, Captain
Kay, D G, Lt, RN
Palmer, P F, EM
Phillips, F W, P/O
Poole, Sap, RE
Rees, Sgt, RE
Reid, W, Lt, RNVR
Thompson, A B
Watson, J G, S/Lt

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Left to Right
Left to Right

back, left to right: Watson JG, Mackenzie ICC, Hunter D, Amer D, Wild P Middle: Plummer J, Sayce A, Cook (E/M) Front: Bowden J, Manning V, Phillips F, Gray (no info)

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Amer, Donald
Amer, Donald

Wolfenden Lieutenant Distinguished Service Cross Mentioned in Dispatches twice.

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Amer, Donald
Amer, Donald

Wolfenden Lieutenant Distinguished Service Cross Mentioned in Dispatches twice.

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Bowden, John
Bowden, John

John Henry Able Seaman Distinguishd Service Medal

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Bowden, John
Bowden, John

John Henry Able Seaman Distinguishd Service Medal

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Cook
Cook

Electrical Mechanic

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Francis, John HJ
Francis, John HJ

Read his Reminiscences of Life in COPP 6 "The Fortunes of War" (copy of this kindly provided by Peter Palmer)

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Gray
Gray
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Hunt, Leslie
Hunt, Leslie

Hunt, Leslie David Daniel. 1937 L/S P/JX/ 155954

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Hunt, Leslie
Hunt, Leslie

Hunt Leslie David Daniel. L/S P/JX/ 155954

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Hunter, D
Hunter, D

Captain Mentioned in Dispatches

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Manning, Victor
Manning, Victor

Victor Frederick Peter. Leading Seaman P/JX 195429

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Mackenzie, I C C
Mackenzie, I C C

Major RE

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Palmer, Peter
Palmer, Peter

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
Palmer, Peter

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
Palmer, Peter

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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Phillips, Frederick
Phillips, Frederick

Frederick William Leading Seaman Distinguished Service Medal

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Plummer, J
Plummer, J

Sapper RE/2SBS 1952963

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Sayce, Anthony
Sayce, Anthony

Anthony Guy Sub Lieutenant

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Wild, Peter
Wild, Peter

Peter Grenville Lieutenant, RNVR Distinguished Service Cross, Mentioed in Dispatches twice Also in COPP 1

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Wild, Peter
Wild, Peter

Peter Grenville Lieutenant, RNVR Distinguished Service Cross, Mentioed in Dispatches twice Also in COPP 1

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Wild, Peter
Wild, Peter

Peter Grenville Lieutenant, RNVR Distinguished Service Cross, Mentioed in Dispatches twice Also in COPP 1

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Wild, Peter and
Wild, Peter and

Peter on the left with Rollio Magnall of COPP 4

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Watson, J R
Watson, J R

Midshipman RNVR

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