SBS Barr, Edward

Stealthily By Night
By Ian Trenowden
Devil's Brigade
By Robert H. Adleman, George Walton

John Robertson

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Other Entry
  • SURNAME
Barr
  • FORENAME
Edward
  • UNIT
No 1 SBS
  • RANK
Corporal
  • NUMBER
3325427
  • AWARD
Military Medal
  • PLACE
Crete 1942 (attached L Det SAS)
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Highland Light Infantry
born 06.01.1915
previously served with 11 Commando
later served with No 2 SBS
 

CITATION:

Military Medal : Corporal E. Barr, together with another N.C.O. of the Special Boat Section and an officer in charge, carried out an attack on KASTELLI aerodrome, CRETE, on the night 9/10 June, 1942. They left their hide-out of the beach at 1900 on 6th June and returned at 0530 on 13th June after a difficult and hazardous march through enemy occupied territory and a successful attack on their objective. Their bag amounted to 7 aircraft, 210 - 60 gallon drums of petrol, 6 transport vehicles, 3 bomb dumps and 1 large oil fuel dump. Fire and explosions are also believed to have caused 70 casualties to German personnel on the aerodrome. The success of the attack was due to the good leadership or the officer in charge, and the courage and skill of Corporal Barr.

WEB LINKS:

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7369561

NATIONAL ARCHIVES:

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7369561
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