2 SAS (3 Squadron) group
John Robertson

2 SAS (3 Squadron) group

Operation Galia,Italy 27.12.1944
left to right
back row
Lt Edward Gibbon (Tinkler)
L/Cpl Larley
Pct Taylor (Spud)
unknown
Pct John Mathews (?)
unknown
Pct Bill Whittaker
Pct Mulvey
Lt James Riccomini (KIA)
Sgt Rookes
Pct Jimmy Church
Pct Sid Gargan ?
Pct Eric Kennedy (Lofty)
Cpl William Cunningham (Joe)
Pct Gordon Rose (confirmed by his grandson)
Lt Tom Shaughnessy
Cap Robert Walker-Brown (DSO)
middle row
Sgt Leonard Wright (Chalky) (MM)
unknown
Sgt Trevor Harrold
unknown
L/Cpl Liddington (Smokey)
Pct Ted Robinson
Pct Don Hempstead
unknown
front row
unknown
Pct Pat Duggan
L/Cpl Horace Ford (MM) ?
Cpl Johnson (Johnie)
Major Roy Farran ?
Pct Harry Shanley (Jock)
Pct Stanley Hann (Spam)
Pct Reg Everett
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Gordon ‘Lofty’ Rose is 3rd from the right at the back. In any photos he is always wearing his goggles. a Guernseyman he joined up at 16 so very young in that photo. And yes he was 6ft 5 inches. I am his daughter. He remained close friends with his Italian resistance friends and they were part of my growing up years.
 

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