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Ged Griffin
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I recently discovered that my Father was a member of No 11 commando (troop 7) during WW2. I have some photo's and letters home to his family of his time with the commandos. Please see attached. The main letter is too large to submit which details his training, service in Cyprus and his part in the battle of the Litani river.

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Ged Griffin

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Pete
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Hi Ged

If you send all the details and images (originals not colourised) to me via my email link below I will deal with it all.

Pete

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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Some photos from Ged of his father for the Gallery and a link to our archive entry:

https://www.commandoveterans.org/TommyGriffin_11Commando
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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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Pete
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Ged Griffin also sent this photo of 7 Troop
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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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Alan Orton
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On Cyprus 7 Troop spent the first two weeks of May at Kondea (a village west of Famagusta) and then moved to Akhyritou (also west of Famagusta and also Salamis) for five weeks before going on Operation Exporter. 7 Troop were part of Y Party (centre) and was in the centre of the three troops taking part here (1,7 & 8). 7 Troop was commanded by 2/Lt. R.B. Mayne (RUR attached Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)). A lot of A&S Highlanders were in 9 Troop, 7 Troop seems to be predominately Cameronians.

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