Combined Operations Pilotage Parties
COPP Heroes of Hayling Island
HRH Prince of Wales Patron.
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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Turner, Thomas HarryAble Seaman + T/A/Leading Seaman
Distinguished Service Medal
Mentioned in Dispatches