Len Willmott
John Robertson

Len Willmott

Leonard Richard Douglas Willmott
Captain + Major
22 SAS (HQ Squadron) 1952-53
Royal Corps of Signals

born 23.6.1921 Battersea,London
son of Arthur (former SgtMaj RASC) and Georgette Willmott
husband of Connie Willmott (nee Crossland)(married 22.4.1944)
joined Royal Corps of Signals 1.7.1936
3 Divisional Signal Regiment 23.6.1939
SIS 1939
Force 133 SOE 1941 (L/Cpl)
102 STS SOE 1941 (Sgt)
L Detachment SAS October - November 1941 (injured)
102 STS SOE December 1941 (Sgt)
Force 133 SOE 1942-1944 (Sgt) (BEM,MM)
RF Section SOE June 1944 (2Lt) (CdeG for Op.Aloes,Brittany)
Jedburgh Team Edward September 1944 (2Lt)
awarded Bronze Lion (Netherlands) for Ops Arnhem
Acting Captain 1945
SOE Air Liaison Officer,Thetford,Norfolk February 1945
15 Brigade Signal Squadron,Germany January 1946
MI6 1946
13 Brigade Signal Squadron 1946
British Military Mission to Athens 1947
22 SAS (HQ Squadron - Signals Officer) 1952-mid 1950s (Cap - A/Major)
emigrated to New Zealand 1962
awarded Resistance Commemoration Cross (Netherlands) 31.10.1986 for Arnhem
died 24.5.1993
biography :- "The Quiet Operator : Special Forces Signaller Extraordinary" (John Simpson with Mark Adkin) 1999
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