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Operation Musketoon - 20th September 1942 ( executions took place on 23rd October 1942)  XML
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Pete
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68 years ago today 10 men of No.2 Commando and 2 Norwegians took part in Operation Musketoon, a raid on a electricity generating station at Glomfjord in German occupied Norway. Seven of the 10 Commandos were captured and later executed at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. These men are remembered on the Brookwood Memorial

http://www.commandoveterans.org/Musketoon

There is also an album in the No.2 Cdo. Gallery with details of the raid, those who were killed, and those who escaped:

http://www.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/units/2/Operation+Musketoon_002/

In memory of
Captain Graeme Black DSO MC
Captain Joseph Houghton MC
Sergeant Miller Smith
Lance Bombardier William Chudley
Private Reginald Makeham
Rifleman Cyril Abram
Private Eric Curtis

In addition one of the Commandos who escaped and made it back to the UK was later killed in action on the 16th February 1944. He is remembered with honour at the Cassino Memorial :

In memory of Private Frederick Harry Trigg MM


We will remember them

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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Thank you Pete. They deserve to be remembered, always.

- Janet
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It is the 69th anniversary of the above raid.

In memory of the Commandos who were taken prisoner and later executed at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp on the 23rd October 1942 :

http://www.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/units/2/Operation+Musketoon_002/MUSKETOON.jpg.html

We will remember them

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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Here is a copy of an article from The Colditz Society, Newsletter 46 of March 2011. The article is about Captain Joseph Houghton MC who was second in command on the raid, captured, and, along with 6 of the other raiders, later executed on the 23rd October 1942. We have several pictures of Captain Houghton MC in our gallery. The article details Joe?s pre-war career and his entry into the forces, his service with No. 2 Commando including the raids on St. Nazaire and Glomfjord, and his subsequent capture and journey as a prisoner to Colditz. It also details the family?s struggle to gain reliable information regarding his treatment by his captors and the part that many Colditz veterans played in the search for the facts.

The article, written by Carol Kerr, is reproduced here with the kind permission of The Colditz Society and Captain Joe Houghton's sister, Mrs Desiree Roderick MBE.
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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Were the Nazis responsible for these terrible murders brought to justice?

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Just a reminder to all that it was on this day, the 23rd October, 69 years ago, that the 7 men from No.2 Commando named above were executed at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. The aforementioned article on Captain Joe Houghton MC is definitely worth downloading and reading

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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Thanks again, Pete. You are doing a wonderful job.

- Janet
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It is the 70th anniversary of Operation Musketoon

In memory of the Commandos who were taken prisoner and later executed at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp :

http://www.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/units/2/Operation+Musketoon_002/MUSKETOON.jpg.html

We will Remember them

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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A book wrtitten in 1964 covers this brave operation.

Musketoon

by Sthephen Schofield

Pub Johnathan Cape 1964



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It was 70 years ago on this day, the 23rd October, that the 7 men from No.2 Commando named above were executed at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.

We will remember them

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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my memories are also with these brave men, let them not be forgotten.

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It is the 75th anniversary of Operation Musketoon.

In Memory of all who took part, especially those who were taken prisoner and later executed at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, and those who evaded capture but were killed in other operations. Their names are on the link below, click on any name for more information.

http://www.commandoveterans.org/Musketoon

We will remember them.

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Thank you, Pete. Always remembered.

Janet
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In Memory of all those who took part in this raid 77 years ago.

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Another year. Thanks again Pete.

Janet
 
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