SAS Operation Galia


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Good morning,
First post here today being the anniversary of the start of Op Galia in 1944. My interest is in one of the participant, Sydney Duggan (he preferred Pat) who I knew in the late 1980s. Came very late to looking at this because he did not say much about his wartime service and what he did talk about was earlier time in the parachute regiment in Italy in 1943. There is a good write up on Pat in Rob Hann's book provided by his son who I am in contact with and I have attached a couple of photos. The picture in with the Vickers is not definitely Pat but I am fairly sure it is. The other photo is we think of Pat and his brother Terry who was also in the SAS towards the end of the war. He was then commisoned in the Gordon Highlanders and killed in Malaya.
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SAS Italian Job: The Secret Mission to Storm a Forbidden Nazi Fortress
Gentleman Jim: The Wartime Story of a Founder of the SAS
The Originals: The Secret History of the Birth of the SAS: In Their Own Words
Jock Lewes - Co-Founder of the SAS
Special Boat Squadron
One of the Originals: Story of a Founder Member of the S.A.S.
SAS Trooper: Charlie Radford's Operations in Enemy-Occupied France and Italy
When the Grass Stops Growing: A Memoir of the Second World War
Parachute Padre
Tanky Challenor: SAS and the Met
He Who Dared and Died: The Life and Death of a SAS Original, Sergeant Chris O'Dowd, MM
Operation Tombola