SAS Tonkin, John Elliott

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Tonkin
  • FORENAME
John Elliott
  • UNIT
Special Raiding Squadron (3 Troop) + 1 SAS (B Squadron)
  • RANK
Lieutenant (T/Captain) + T/Major
  • NUMBER
200156
  • AWARD
Military Cross,Mention in Despatches
  • PLACE
Italy 1943 (MC) Normandy 1944 (MiD)
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent units Royal Northumberland Fusiliers and Army Air Corps
former Royal Engineers (Sapper)
born Singapore
Middle East Commando 1941
L Detachment SAS January-September 1942 (Lt)
1 SAS 1942-43 (Lt)
Special Raiding Squadron (3 Troop) 1943 (Lt - Cap)
POW 2.10.1943 - escaped
1 SAS (B and D Squadrons) 1944-45 (Major)
died 1995
"John Ellery Tonkin" in one London Gazette
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Born of the Desert: With the S.A.S. in North Africa
Special Forces Commander: The Life and Wars of Peter Wand-Tetley MC Commando, SAS, SOE and Paratrooper
Guardsman and Commando: The War Memoirs of RSM Cyril Feebery DCM
Operation Tombola
The Phantom Major: The Story of David Stirling and the SAS Regiment
Stirling Work: The True Story of the Original SAS
The SAS and LRDG Roll of Honour 1941-47
The Last Gentleman of the SAS: A Moving Testimony from the First Allied Officer to Enter Belsen at the End of the Second World War
Gentleman Jim: The Wartime Story of a Founder of the SAS
SAS: Rogue Heroes - The Authorized Wartime History
Jock Lewes - Co-Founder of the SAS
These Men Are Dangerous: The S.A.S. at War
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