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Operation Chariot at St Nazaire 28th March 1942  XML
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Pete
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Remembering all the Fallen and all who suffered life changing injuries 81 years ago.

The Commando Fallen https://www.commandoveterans.org/Operation_Chariot_ROH

The Commando Charioteers https://www.commandoveterans.org/operation_chariot

The Naval Charioteers http://www.operation-chariot.org/personnel-1.html


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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Another year passes - still we remember them.

Remembering Tom McCormack, died of wounds, Bill Hughes and Syd Murdoch both captured, all at St Nazaire and all Liverpool Scottish/QOCH & 5(Scottish) Troop, No 2 Commando. Wonderful company & welcome guests billeted with my grandfather in Ayr in 1941-2.
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81 years ago this morning ...

The bows of HMS Campbeltown lodged in the outer caisson of the Normandie Dry Dock seen from near the top of the stairs on the inside the dock.

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Remembering Tom McCormack, died of wounds, Bill Hughes and Syd Murdoch both captured, all at St Nazaire and all Liverpool Scottish/QOCH & 5(Scottish) Troop, No 2 Commando. Wonderful company & welcome guests billeted with my grandfather in Ayr in 1941-2.
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HMS Campbeltown from the river, still intact, and a close-up with a German sailor *possibly* carrying her folded ensign under his arm. The ladders used by the Campbeltown parties are well seen here too ...
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Remembering Tom McCormack, died of wounds, Bill Hughes and Syd Murdoch both captured, all at St Nazaire and all Liverpool Scottish/QOCH & 5(Scottish) Troop, No 2 Commando. Wonderful company & welcome guests billeted with my grandfather in Ayr in 1941-2.
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Around 11:30hrs, the charges in Campbeltown's bow blew. The results ...
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Remembering Tom McCormack, died of wounds, Bill Hughes and Syd Murdoch both captured, all at St Nazaire and all Liverpool Scottish/QOCH & 5(Scottish) Troop, No 2 Commando. Wonderful company & welcome guests billeted with my grandfather in Ayr in 1941-2.
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Some of the commando wounded, including Tom McCormack, Stuart Chant, Tiger Watson, Gerard Brett, Dick Bradley and Arthur Ashcroft, loaded onto a lorry and about to leave for La Baule. The Bridge of Memories (Bridge 'D') is visible over the cab in the background.

Newman and Ryder leading the parade of Charioteers across the Bridge of Memories in 1947 at the unveiling of the memorial.
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Remembering Tom McCormack, died of wounds, Bill Hughes and Syd Murdoch both captured, all at St Nazaire and all Liverpool Scottish/QOCH & 5(Scottish) Troop, No 2 Commando. Wonderful company & welcome guests billeted with my grandfather in Ayr in 1941-2.
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Remembering all the Fallen and all who suffered life changing injuries 82 years ago this week.

The Commando Fallen https://www.commandoveterans.org/Operation_Chariot_ROH

The Commando Charioteers https://www.commandoveterans.org/operation_chariot

The Naval Charioteers http://www.operation-chariot.org/personnel-1.html

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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MBrockway
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Another year passed.

Not forgotten.

Remembering Tom McCormack, died of wounds, Bill Hughes and Syd Murdoch both captured, all at St Nazaire and all Liverpool Scottish/QOCH & 5(Scottish) Troop, No 2 Commando. Wonderful company & welcome guests billeted with my grandfather in Ayr in 1941-2.
 
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