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Transcript of official War Diary WO 218/59 held at The National Archives, Kew, , including appendices, as detailed in subject title
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Nick Collins,

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Hi Nic,
I was very interested to read this especially the date 10/06/1944 as one of the o/r's who was wounded was L/Sgt. J.V. Byrne, he was from 1/Gordon's and served in France in 1940 where he was wounded. He later joined No.11 (Scottish) Commando and then L Detachment Special Air Service Brigade. He was taken prisoner during March 1942 on an operation to attack aircraft at Berka and eventually ended up in Stalag Luft III. He eventually escaped and reached Sweden in July of 1943. On reaching the U.K. he joined No. 6 Commando and served in 1 Troop until he was wounded. He wrote a very interesting book;
J.V. Byrne,
The General Salutes a Soldier - With the SAS and Commandos in World War Two.
Robert Hale - London
ISBN 0 - 7090 - 2773 - 7
1986.

The whole story is well worth the read and although the book is out of print I believe you can probably get a copy from Amazon.

Alan.
 
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