Bob Lancaster

New Member
Hello everyone,

I am an ex 22 SAS and Australian 1 Commando veteran based in Australia. In 2019 prior to Covid I commenced a pilgrimage to visit all the WW II SAS grave sites throughout Europe.

In 2022 I will be flying back to France to carry on the pilgrimage. I therefore seek any information and advise and backgrounds on individuals who served in the SAS who were KIA or murdered when taken prisoner who are buried in France and Italy.

I have already attended many graves in France and the SAS Memorial at Sennecey La Grande.

I have compiled a list of those graves I have not visited and note information on this site relates to some but not all of them.

Any assistance and advice would be apprecaited.

Regards

Bob Lancaster
 

Will Ward

New Member
Do you have the SAS and LRDG Roll of Honour? Has all the names and locations, plus relevant bios. New edition due soon I believe. Well worth having.
Happy to advise re Rom Cemetery and associated sites for the Bulbasket graves. Suspect you will have seen the Normandy ones already.

Will Ward
 

Bob Lancaster

New Member
Do you have the SAS and LRDG Roll of Honour? Has all the names and locations, plus relevant bios. New edition due soon I believe. Well worth having.
Happy to advise re Rom Cemetery and associated sites for the Bulbasket graves. Suspect you will have seen the Normandy ones already.

Will Ward
 

Bob Lancaster

New Member
Hi Will,

I have tried to get hold of the Roll of Honour volumes however they sold out within a short time of being released.

I have not heard or found anywhere where I can purchase them. If you know please advise.

I have been offered to view the SAS Association Volumes in London however I will be based in France not the UK.

I have already attended Rom and many other grave sites in France.

I intend to pay my respects at the following sites this year:

Paris / Clichy
Recey - Sur ource
Marissel/ beauvais
Villequiers
Choloy
Graffigny
Varennes
Moussey
Velorcey
Mouenmoutier
Chilleurs

if you are on Instagram or Facebook you can see the previous graves I have paid my respects and see the ones listed above when I get there this year.

IG plantagenet_manor
FB. Robert Lancaster

if you know of anyone will to part with their volumes of the toll of honour or prepared to lend them please get back to me.

I look forward to your reply.

regards

RL
 

galcock

Member
Hello everyone,

I am an ex 22 SAS and Australian 1 Commando veteran based in Australia. In 2019 prior to Covid I commenced a pilgrimage to visit all the WW II SAS grave sites throughout Europe.

In 2022 I will be flying back to France to carry on the pilgrimage. I therefore seek any information and advise and backgrounds on individuals who served in the SAS who were KIA or murdered when taken prisoner who are buried in France and Italy.

I have already attended many graves in France and the SAS Memorial at Sennecey La Grande.

I have compiled a list of those graves I have not visited and note information on this site relates to some but not all of them.

Any assistance and advice would be apprecaited.

Regards

Bob Lancaster
hello bob - my father commanded the burial party at Moussey in 1945 - SQMS J Alcock also of 22 SAS in 1960s. There are two Moussey in Alsace Lorraine - go to the most southern one for this burial site. As a boy, I lived on the 22 SAS base at Hereford. Later I worked in Queensland. Now back home in Yorkshire - much work has been done on SAS grave sites already - did you know that - Graham Alcock
 

Bob Lancaster

New Member
hello bob - my father commanded the burial party at Moussey in 1945 - SQMS J Alcock also of 22 SAS in 1960s. There are two Moussey in Alsace Lorraine - go to the most southern one for this burial site. As a boy, I lived on the 22 SAS base at Hereford. Later I worked in Queensland. Now back home in Yorkshire - much work has been done on SAS grave sites already - did you know that - Graham Alcock
Hi Graham, I have now managed to attend all the SAS grave sites in France less 3 that I intend to visit. I met the mayor of Moussey and gave him an SAS medallion to join his other SAS mementos. I visited all of the grave sites and memorials and the mayor of another village also opened the bar and served me a beer from the one where the SAS officer nicked a bike when a German patrol turned up. I am helping Damien Lewis with his new book about the SAS in WW2.
 

Bob Lancaster

New Member
Hi Graham, I have now managed to attend all the SAS grave sites in France less 3 that I intend to visit. I met the mayor of Moussey and gave him an SAS medallion to join his other SAS mementos. I visited all of the grave sites and memorials and the mayor of another village also opened the bar and served me a beer from the one where the SAS officer nicked a bike when a German patrol turned up. I am helping Damien Lewis with his new book about the SAS in WW2.
 
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