SAS Barr, Edward

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By Mark Donald

John Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Barr
  • FORENAME
Edward
  • UNIT
1 SBS attached L Detachment SAS
  • RANK
Corporal
  • NUMBER
3325427
  • AWARD
Military Medal
  • PLACE
Crete 1942
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Highland Light Infantry
former 11 Commando
later served 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 on 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. Fires 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 of 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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