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GUY
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Hello, I am interested in finding the names of all the men that landed on Yellow Beach II with Peter Young. Can anyone point me in the direction of a source? I have already checked Peter Young's book.

Many thanks in advance

Guy
Noel Rabouhans
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Reply a bit late coming, but have only just registered.
The names are given in book by N. Bucourt et al "Raid de Dieppe", Heimdal, 2012, page 81. 20 names are given in all, which I think accounts for everyone who landed on Yellow 2.
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Noel,
Welcome to the forum
I have found a copy of the book
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Not sure if anyone has a copy of the book mentioned. As I understand it there were only 20 men landed on yellow 2.

I would be keen to see the list, as my late father was in 3 Commando, and I believe he was at Dieppe, as those who landed at Yellow 1 were captured or killed, I am thinking, maybe, he was one of those on Yellow 2

Paul Butler, son of Eric Henry Dunn Butler

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Noel Rabouhans
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According to "Raid de Dieppe" by Bucourt, Fihue, Jeanne and Masson (Heimdal, 2012) - page 81, the following landed at Yellow 2:

HQ Group
Major Young
Lieutenant Ruxton
Signaller Sayers
Signaller Meakins
Private Clark
Private Craft
Private Hopkins
Private Mulholland
Lance-Corporal White
Private Adderton
Private Dodd
Private Parsons
Private Saggers

3 Troop
Captain Selwyn
Lance-Corporal Bennett
Private Lilley
Private Mason
Private Abbott
Private Cunningham
Private Nicholas

Total 20 men

Hope this helps

Regards

Noel Rabouhans
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Thanks for the quick update Noel.

So, Father was not on Yellow 2. It was along time ago (1960's) he finally started talking about his WW2 exploits.

I never had much detail about Dieppe. It maybe that he either discussed it in terms of 3 Commando, or he may have been on one of the craft that had to turn back.

Also, as he was wounded at St Nazaire in the March, I wonder if he was even fit by August to go to Dieppe.

In any case, thanks for the update on Yellow II. All those men were special, those 20 men were something extra special.

Regards, Paul

Paul Butler
Son of Eric Butler 5048390 / 292938
 
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