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Luke

They changed troops all the time as Nick says it is very difficult to track them down to a troop. Dad was in A troop and was 3 Troop when kia Flushing.

It may be worth contacing the Arran Heritage Museum as they have some details on No 11 Commando who trained on the Isle of Arran. http://www.arranmuseum.co.uk/

Bill
Pete is it ok to share this?

Bill
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The Special Operations Executive (SOE) also known as Churchill's Secret Army, was established by Churchill during World War 2 to train operatives and send them behind enemy lines to organise resistance. Based in Lochaber, trained operatives are widely credited with changing the course of the Second World War through their involvement in many daring and dangerous raids on enemy territory.

Gilly Halcrow is an accomplished speaker whose father, Colonel Ernest van Maurik, was an SOE veteran. We are delighted to welcome Gilly just ahead of the publication of her late father's memoirs, "Agent Paterson SOE" at the end of May.

It's certain to be another entertaining and informative evening in The Highland Bookshop and we do hope you can join us.

Tickets for this event are 7 and include a refreshment. Please drop in, email bookshop@highlandbookshop.com or call 01397 705931 to reserve your ticket."

Bill
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Bill
Great article Julie.

Thanks for all you do for us in the Commando family.

Best wishes.

Bill
Sylvia with that wonderful smile we will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends.

God bless.

Bill
Thanks Mike.

Bill
Thanks Mike

Paul and you will be a great add to thew team John, Willie and self.

Best wishes.

Bill
Thanks Paul.

Best wishes.

Bill
Paul

We would probably need your advice on the fake insignia.

We have a photographic list on all the things there but our main aim is to get it looking good and well displayed in the room we have.

Best wishes.

Bill
We will all really miss Jack. Remembered with honour. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter Audrey, his granddaughters Naomi and Deborah, and all Jack's family and friends.

God bless.

Bill
Thanks JohnM

Bill
I was talking to Beth the manager of the Spean Bridge Hotel today thanking her for all she has done for us. The Commando room is now under the administration of the CVA and John Whyte, Willie Hervo and myself are giving it a facelift. John and I have taken pictures of all the the memorabilia in the hotel. The Hotel now only receive items sent or enquiries and let us know about them. The Hotel should not be contacted about any issue to do with the Commando Museum as that now has been passed to us as Associate Members of the CVA. Please contact me about any issues you have but please remember we are part time volunteers.

Bill Harvey
Remembered with honour. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sheila, Nigel and Lee and family, comrades and friends

Bill
This is from our great friend and supporter Jochem Schmetz

Hello to you all,

As you all heve all read our provincie of Zeeland has some thought about the big remembrance in 2019.

This Big remembrance will start in the town of Terneuzen. The most events will take place there. And also some in Westkapelle and Vlissingen. But...... It must take place on the 31st of August.
Do you think most of you will visit in August or prefer a remembrance in November.

Please send this on to others who will come over and ask them the same.
Mabey now we can change something.

Best regards and greetings from Vlissingen
Jochem and familie.

My own opinion is we go in October / November, when our Dads' landed on 1st November 1944, to support our friends in Flushing / Vlissingen / Westkapelle who have done so much for us in the past.

I have been in contact with other units who fought in Westkapelle and Flushing.

Bill
 
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