Oswald Rooney
John Robertson

Oswald Rooney

Oswald Basil (Micky) Rooney
Major 121599
12 Commando
4 SAS 1944
3 SAS 1944
2 SAS (3 Squadron) 1944-45
SAS Tour to USA 1945

photo source Chris Rooney (son)

notes from Chris Rooney

Oswald Basil Rooney known as Micky Mickey Mickie sometime letters used to arrive addressed Major Michael Rooney
19-Nov-1916 Birth
Walton On The Hill, Surrey, , England
Sep-1939 21 Artist Rifles Basil O'Brien
Officer training
26-Oct-39 Scots Guards
Posted to Scots Guards
6-Feb-40 5th Battalion Scots Guards Ski Battalion Basil O'Brien
Guardsmen Sent to Chamonix in France as Ski Battalion
20-Apr-40 2nd Lt Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Basil O'Brien
Omagh North of Ireland
21-Jun-40 Capt Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Omagh North of Ireland
6-Aug-40 Joined No 12 Commando The Irish Commando
Londonderry Northern Ireland
dropped rank to Leut to join Commandos
2-Jun-41 Married Rachel Blair White Dublin
27-Dec-41 2nd Lofoten Raid Ted Fynn
27-Dec-41 Archery
Lofoten Islands Norway
Anklet British 27 Dec 1941 Norway Combined Operations raid on the Lofoten Islands by 12 Cdo. See ARCHERY
Feb-42 No 12 Commando Small Scale Raiding Force 62 Commando
Based in England on the South Coast Also Anderson Manor
FORFAR RAIDS --very difficult to get records of No12 commando during this period it looks like they were under the command of Bill Stirling
2-Sep-42 Raid on Aldenay MTB 344
8 raiders to the rocks beneath the lighthouse. When they returned later they had the enemy's code books and seven prisoners - the lighthouse keepers, radio operators and guards.
3-Oct-42 Operation Basalt
Sark Channel Islands
seems to be conflicting info as to whether he was on this raid. In a letter in the 1990s he says he wasn't but in an interview in USA in 1945 he says he was.
11-Nov-42 Operation Farenheit
The Pointe de Plouezec
Raid on a signalling station French Coast see memorial
1942 Anderson Manor
other people there Anders Lassen VC. Peter Kemp Appleyard & Pinckney
1942 Foretop
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