Special Boat Service
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Sergeant Paul Bartlett died whilst taking part in operations in the Sangin valley, northern Helmand Province. [Source: MOD]
Bombardier Alfred Child, formerly 7 Commando, was killed at sea whilst attached to the SBS.
There is a forum message relating to this which states "HMS Triumph (a submarine) was lost somewhere in the Aegean Sea in January 1942. No-one knows her position. She went down with all hands onboard including 2 Commando's, Corporals Clive Severn & Alfred Child. Both are listed as serving with 1 SBS." The official forms are also posted there and state "Presumed killed in action."
Sergeant Ian Hunt, Special Boat Service, was killed during an exchange of fire with an SAS patrol near Teal, Falklands. They had accidentally strayed into an area patrolled by the SAS. He was the only member of the SBS who died in the conflict.
Click here to Watch a video of a service at the memorial to him on the Falkland Islands in 2012.
Major Anders Lassen, MC and 2 bars, Special Boat Service, SAS Regiment, AAC, attached to 2 Commando Brigade, was killed during operations at Lake Comacchio. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.
War Office, 7th September, 1945
(The following is from the Times obituary.)
LIEUTENANT David Sutherland and Royal Marine John Duggan were the only two to return from Operation “Anglo”, a raid on the Italian-occupied island of Rhodes by the Special Boat Service in September 1942. The SBS team was pursued relentlessly; it had attacked two airfields and destroyed aircraft positioned to support Rommel’s threatened advance on Cairo and to bomb supply convoys to beleaguered Malta.
Lt. Col. Richard van der Horst OBE, Officer Commanding the Special Boat Service, died in a diving accident during an amphibious exercise off Norway on March 7; he died on March 14.