SAS Operation Galia


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Good morning,
First post here today being the anniversary of the start of Op Galia in 1944. My interest is in one of the participant, Sydney Duggan (he preferred Pat) who I knew in the late 1980s. Came very late to looking at this because he did not say much about his wartime service and what he did talk about was earlier time in the parachute regiment in Italy in 1943. There is a good write up on Pat in Rob Hann's book provided by his son who I am in contact with and I have attached a couple of photos. The picture in with the Vickers is not definitely Pat but I am fairly sure it is. The other photo is we think of Pat and his brother Terry who was also in the SAS towards the end of the war. He was then commisoned in the Gordon Highlanders and killed in Malaya.
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Special Ops Heroes
SAS - Men in the Making: An Original's Account of Operations in Sicily and Italy
Honour to the Airborne: Pt. 2
Stirling's Men: The Inside History of the Original SAS
Colonel Paddy
Fire from the Forest: The SAS Brigade in France, 1944
Stirling's Desert Triumph - the SAS Egyptian Airfield Raids 1942
SAS: The History of the Special Raiding Squadron "Paddy's Men"
SAS Ghost Patrol: The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed As Nazi Stormtroopers
He Who Dares: Recollections of Service in the SAS, SBS and MI5
The SBS in World War II: An Illustrated History
Those Who Dared: Gallantry Awards to the British SAS and Attached SBS Units 1941-1946