SBS Courtney, Roger James Allen (Jumbo)

John Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Courtney
  • FORENAME
Roger James Allen (Jumbo)
  • UNIT
No 1 SBS
  • RANK
Captain
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Military Cross
  • PLACE
Rhodes recce 1941
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit K.R.R.C. (Queen's Westminster Rifles)
professional big game hunter and gold prospector,East Africa
later Sergeant,Palestine Police in civilian life
husband of Dorrise Courtney
former 8 Commando and 101 Troop
1 SBS 1941
2 SBS (C.O.) 1942
died 1949 (due pneumonia) aged 46
 

CITATION:

Military Cross : Captain COURTNEY carried out a daring recce in enemy territory on night 2/3 April 41.

He sawm ashore from a Submarine and carefully recced about 1/2 mile of enemy defences and strong points. He experienced difficulty in returning to the Submarine and exposed himself voluntarily to considerable danger and physical hardship for a period of 4 hours.

WEB LINKS:

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7362533
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