Capt. Pinckney was executed whilst a prsioner of war. At the time he was serving with 2 SAS and had been captured on Operation Speedwell after parachuting with 6 others into Bologna, Italy. The aim of the operation was to disrupt enemy railway movements.
Florence War Cemetery Italy
Extract from the Derby Daily Telegraph - Wednesday 13 June 1945
Captain Sceales had served as OC 7 troop whilst attached to the Commando before rejoining his Regiment.
Promoted Major, he was killed during operations with the 1st Bn. A&SH at Cassino. He is named on the casualty lists from the 1st Argyll's regimental history for their period in Italy.