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martin dunn
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Hi all, I am trying to identify which unit my uncle was with on D-Day. He was Sgt in 3 Commando 4 Troop until wounded at Malati Bridge, Sicily in Aug 1943. Then we found a picture of him in Daily Mail, with the first homing pigeon to make it home after D-Day. Can anyone identify the unit please? He is 3rd from left, in camouflage helmet.
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Martin.
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GUY
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Martin,
The men are Airborne troops and were attached to the 5th Parachute Brigade Head Quarters. The photograph was taken by Captain Malindine at R.A.F. Harwell prior to departing for Normandy on Operation Tonga.
The men all wear oversmocks which were designed to stop their equipment and weapons becoming entangled in their canopy lines when they parachuted, these were to be discarded on landing.
Good luck with your research
Guy





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GUY
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martin dunn wrote:Hi all, I am trying to identify which unit my uncle was with on D-Day. He was Sgt in 3 Commando 4 Troop until wounded at Malati Bridge, Sicily in Aug 1943.


Sergeant Harry Johnson was posted to H.O.C. at Wrexham and features in this photograph of Officers and N.C.O.'s taken in June 1944.

https://gallery.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/units/Holding+Operational+Commando+HOC/Officers_+WOs+_amp_+Sgts_+Holding+Operational+Commando_+Wrexham_+June+1944.jpg.html?g2_imageViewsIndex=1

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martin dunn
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Thankyou Guy for this information.
Regards,
Martin.
 
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