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Pete
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Newspaper articles about a Memorial at St Paul's Cathedral dedicated to those killed in Malaya, Borneo, Singapore and Brunei from World War II until the 1960s. Major General Corran Purdon MC has a mention in one of the reports. In WW2 he was attached to No.12 Commando and taken POW at St Nazaire. He commanded the Ulster Rifles in Borneo

http://www.nmbva.co.uk/memorial_to_asia_wars_is_unveile.htm

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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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I have just added two albums regarding the Hostage Rescue operation undertaken by men from 42 Commando RM on the 12th December 1962. All the hostages were released with out injury, but sadly 5 Commandos from Lima Company were killed in this operation. The first of the albums is the funeral of Marine Gerald 'Scouse' Kierans, 42 Commando RM, the 2nd is of the unveiling of a plaque at Limbang in August 1963 for those killed, and finally the Post WW2 Commando ROH:

http://gallery.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/laterday/RM+Commandos/42+Cdo_001/Mne+Kierans+funeral/

and

http://gallery.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/laterday/RM+Commandos/42+Cdo_001/limbang+plaque/

and

http://www.commandoveterans.org/PostWW2CommandoROH

In Memory of :

Sergeant Walter Grant MacFarlane
Marine Gerald Kierans (photo in gallery)
Marine Fred Stewart Powell
Marine Ronald David Formoy (photo in gallery)
Marine Richard Jennings (photo in gallery)

42 Commando Royal Marines, 'L' Company, who died 12 December 1962

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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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