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COPP Heroes of Hayling Island

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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

To view details of COPPISTS click on an image.
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)
Amer, Donald
Wolfenden

Lieutenant

Distinguished Service Cross
Mentioned in Dispatches twice.
Amer, Donald
Wolfenden

Lieutenant

Distinguished Service Cross
Mentioned in Dispatches twice.
Bowden, John
John Henry
Able Seaman
Distinguishd Service Medal
Bowden, John
John Henry
Able Seaman
Distinguishd Service Medal
Cook
Electrical Mechanic
Francis, John HJ
Read his Reminiscences of Life in COPP 6 "The Fortunes of War" (copy of this kindly provided by Peter Palmer)
Gray
Hunter, D
Captain
Mentioned in Dispatches
Manning, Victor
Victor Frederick Peter.

Leading Seaman P/JX 195429
Mackenzie, I C C
Major RE
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.
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.
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.
Phillips, Frederick
Frederick William

Leading Seaman

Distinguished Service Medal
Plummer, J
Sapper RE/2SBS 1952963
Sayce, Anthony
Anthony Guy

Sub Lieutenant
Wild, Peter
Peter Grenville

Lieutenant, RNVR

Distinguished Service Cross, Mentioed in Dispatches twice

Also in COPP 1
Wild, Peter
Peter Grenville

Lieutenant, RNVR

Distinguished Service Cross, Mentioed in Dispatches twice

Also in COPP 1
Wild, Peter
Peter Grenville

Lieutenant, RNVR

Distinguished Service Cross, Mentioed in Dispatches twice

Also in COPP 1
Wild, Peter and
Peter on the left with Rollio Magnall of COPP 4
Watson, J R
Midshipman RNVR
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