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An image of an X-Troop, No. 3 Commando 1943 soldier to add to the gallery  XML
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Dave Carson
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I provide an image of my father to add to the gallery

Andrew came from Berlin in 1935 aged 15 as a Jewish refugee. In 1940, he was interned, shipped to Australia on the Dunera as an enemy alien, returning in 1941. He first joined the Pioneer Corps then X-Troop and trained through 1943 and early 1944. On March 3rd / 4th, in preparation for a raid on a V1 site, he was abseiling down Seven Sisters near Eastbourne when the rope got stuck. He cut himself free, fell 70 feet or so and was badly injured. As a result he took no part in further X-Troop activity.
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Hello Dave

I have now posted your photo into our No.10 Commando 3 Troop gallery and here is a direct link to the photo:

Can you check the additional details I have added and let me know if there is anything that is incorrect, or anything you wish to add. You can respond either here or on the email address you contacted me on last night.


Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
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When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.

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