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COPP 8
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Left to Right
Inverlair, Chrismas 1943

left to right,
Back:
Rourke, Pond S, Spence, Duffy
Middle:
Peacock J, Richards G, Ponsonby F, Colson A, Crafter
Front:
Gascoigne R, Neil J, Cumberland C
Crafter
Colson, Alexander
Alexander Francis Lionel

Captain

Mentioned in Dispatches
Colson, Alexander
Alexander Francis Lionel

Captain

Mentioned in Dispatches
Cumberland, Crawford
Sergeant

Mentioned in Dispatches
Duffy
Gascoigne, Robert
Robert Amos

T/A Petty Officer

Mentioned in Dispatches
Neil, James G
A/Leading Seaman

Mentioned in Dispatches
Peacock, John
John Michael

T/A/Lieutenant
Mentioned in Dispatches twice.

Lt. Cdr Michael (JM) Peacock enlisted with the Royal Navy at the outbreak of the war and served with COPP 8 in England, Scotland, Ceylon, India and Burma, where he was captured b.y Japanese soldiers after being separated from his party and left behind on an island beach.
Peacock, John
His family thought he had died but he was liberated from Rangoon jail by a battalion of the East Yorks regiment and eventually regained enough health to return home. After the war he qualified as a veterinary surgeon and built up a successful and well-respected practice in his home town Bedford, as well as service in the RNVR. He retired to rural Warwickshire and, with his wife Sheila, was a regular attender at COPP re-unions. Michael died 17 June 2012, a day before his 90th birthday.
Pond, Stanley
Stanley Victor

Electrical mechanic Fourth Class

Mentioned in Dispatches
Ponsonby, Frederick
Frederick William

Lieutenant

Mentioned in Dispatches
Richards, GeoffreyLieutenant Command
Rouke
Spence
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