Lance Bombardier (later Major)
Royal Artillery & Loyal Regiment
318595 & 370978
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Lance Bombardier Jack Aspden was one of the Commando contingent on board ML 267 for the raid at St. Nazaire. The launch was hit by enemy fire and sank. Eight of the 11 Commandos, and all bar 5 of the RN crew, on board were killed [1a]. Jack Aspden was taken prisoner of war and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland .
- 21 September 1946 commissioned Second Lieutenant with the Loyal Regiment .
- 1 January 1964 (Temporary Major on loan to the Government of the Federation of Nigeria appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) .
 St. Nazaire Society
[1a] Storming St Nazaire, author James Dorrian.
 Prisoners of War 1715-1945 /National Archives file WO392/1.
 London Gazette 37773, page 5355.
 London Gazette 43203, page 43.
Commando Association newsletter entries refer to him also serving in No. 4 Commando at some stage.
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