served early in war with French Army of the Levant (Sgt)
2 Lt General List 29.04.1941
2 Bn Libyan Arab Force
WS Lt 16.05.1942
joined PPA 23.11.1942 (Adjutant 1944 + 2IC & Intell.Officer 27.07.1944)
WS Captain 10.03.1945
pythoned from PPA 04.05.1945
resided Damascus, Syria
lawyer in civilian life
daughter - Anne-France Caneri
"A very good officer, held PPA together" (Ben Owen)
Military Cross : On 24 Aug 44 near FICHILLE Italy, while in command of HQ Patrol P.P.A. reconnoitered an extensive area held by the enemy in the mountains.
He took his Jeeps across country over difficult mountainous going, and penetrated several miles within the enemy positions. In spite of heavy machine gun and mortar fire to which he was repeatedly subjected in the course of the day he successfully completed his reconnaissance with great daring determination and skill.
Recommended by Popski (Note correct spelling of location is FIGHILLE)