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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
Ian Ernest

T/Lieutenant

Distinguished Service Cross
Mentioned in Dispatches
Ashford, John
Captain, Royal Engineers
Briggs, Arthur
(P/JX 144952)
Petty Officer

Mentioned in Dispatches
Briggs, Arthur
(P/JX 144952)
Petty Officer

Mentioned in Dispatches
Burbridge, George
Wheelock
Captain
Cammidge, Frederick
Sergeant

Mentioned in Dispatches
Cockram, R
Sapper RE/2SBS
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Hood, Alan Martin
Sub Lieutenant
Hugh, Alexander
Lieutenant

Distinguished Service Cross

Mentioned in Dispatches twice.
Hugh, Alexander
Lieutenant with wife Joan

Distinguished Service Cross

Mentioned in Dispatches twice.
Johns, William
William Edward Field Captain

Military Cross
Ruberry, Arthur
Arthur Symons

T/S/Seaman + T/Leading Seaman

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

Mentioned in Dispatches twice.
Teacher, Norman
Norman Joseph

Lieutenant Commander

Distinguished Service Medal
Thomas, A
Turner, Thomas Harry
Able Seaman + T/A/Leading Seaman

Distinguished Service Medal

Mentioned in Dispatches
White, A
Leading EM
White, A
Leading EM
Young, J L
L/Cpl RE/2SBS
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