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A link to Maj Gen R E Laycock's papers as held in Kings College, London

These papers are available to researchers and, I imagine, would make very interesting reading

Nick Collins,

Commando Association Historical Archivist & Photographer.

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Great site Nick, another one that will be added to our links. Even just the summaries of what they hold are interesting reading.

Others available;

Maj Gen JC Haydon - Commander 1 SS Bde then Vice Chief Combined Ops staff

Sir Roger Keyes, Director of Combined Ops '40-'41

Geoff Murray

'United We Conquer'
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I am interested in reading several of the reports which relate to Operations TORCH and BIZERTE (mostly contained within the LAYCOCK 5/27 series).

I am located in the United States and (most-likely) will not be able to travel to King's College - London anytime soon. Can you provide me with guidance in how I can make a request to the personnel at King's College (via e-mail or postal service) for paper or electronic copies of several of these documents?


Craig Johnson
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Joined: 23/09/2008 00:08:02
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You can either click on Nicks links above to go direct to Laycocks papers or for a full search go to their website home page :

on the left hand column click " Information Services and Systems"
when there, on the left hand column click " Archives "
when there, on the left hand column click " Catalogues"
Now you will see the 2 Reference sites to search on.
Search on key words such as " Torch"

If you want copies sent to you it is best to email them when you have found what you want in the searches. Their email address is :

[email protected]

Good luck

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