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COPP 1

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Jack Crane collection
Front Row:
Prior A, Pearson M,

Back Row:
Kedge, Dargan, unknown, Stewart J, Harbud R.
Brand, David Lieutenant
Distinguished Service Cross

Paddled from Sicily to Malta 1943
Clarke, Paul Wilson Lieutenant
Leiutenant Commander, RN

Distinguished Service Cross and Bar
Cook, E. Sergeant
Cook, E. Sergeant
Shown here in one of the canoes, Margaret May, named in tribute to the women and his Ops partner, Jack Crane, had left behind in Britain.
Crane, Jack. Major
Was part of the COPP 1 re-commission which served in the Far East (Sri Lanka, Burma, India) from November 1944 to September 1945.

He was also in Burma in COPP 4 led by Lieutenant DH Mackay.
Dargan
Fish, EA Petty Officer
Galwey, G. Lieutenant
Wrote his war memories as "Geoff's Opus"
Harbud, Robin
Robin Frederick Andrew
T/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR

Distinguished Service Cross
Harbud, Robin
Robin Frederick Andrew
T/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR

Distinguished Service Cross
Harbud, Robin
Robin Frederick Andrew
T/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR

Distinguished Service Cross
Hastings, Nicholas
Nicholas Patrick Comyns

Lieutenant Commander

Mentioned in Dispatches
Hawkin, Sapper, RE
Kedge RNW 1949872
Lance Corporal, RE
Kedge RNW 1949872
Lance Corporal, RE
Moorhouse, Leslie Hugh
Lieutenant Commander
Ogden-Smith, Bruce
Bruce Walter.
Sergeant
Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal Reconnoitred Gold Beach prior to D-Day
Pearson, Michael
Sub Lieutenant RNVR
Prior, A (P/JX 19124
Able Seaman
Prior, A (P/JX 19124
Able Seaman
Prior, A (P/JX 19124
Able Seaman
Richey  Corporal, SBS
Scott Bowden, Logan.
Major.
Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross

Reconnoitred Gold Beach prior to D-Day
Scott Bowden, Logan
Major.
Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross

Reconnoitred Gold Beach prior to D-Day
Scott Bowden, Logan
Major.
Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross

Reconnoitred Gold Beach prior to D-Day
Smith, Philip. Lieutenant
Philip Robert Gilmer.
Distinguished Service Cross

Paddled from Sicily to Malta 1943
Smith, Philip. Lieutenant
Philip Robert Gilmer.
Distinguished Service Cross

Paddled from Sicily to Malta 1943
Stewart, John
John Michael.
Leading Seaman
Mentioned in Dispatches.
Stewart, John
John Michael.
Leading Seaman
Mentioned in Dispatches.
White, David
Sub Lieutenant, RNVR
White, David
Sub Lieutenant, RNVR
Wild, Peter
Peter Grenville .
Lieutenant, RNVR

Distinguished Service Cross, mentioned twice in Dispatches.

Als in COPP 6
Wild, Peter
Peter Grenville .
Lieutenant, RNVR

On the left with Rollo Mangall COPP4

Distinguished Service Cross, mentioned twice in Dispatches.

Als in COPP 6
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Wilkins
Leading Stores Assistant

(P/MX 59960)
Willmott H Nigel C
Lieutenant Commander

D.S.O., D.S.C. and Bar.

Mentioned twice in Dispatches
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