Ron Crippin, then a Corporal in the HQ troop, took part in the raid at St Nazaire. He sailed on board ML 447 and was evacuated back to the UK. He was awarded the BEM ( Military Division) "in recognition of distinguished services during the raid". (1) He had previously seen action with 2 Ind. Coy., in May 1940 at Bodo, Norway, as part of Scissor Force. (2) He received a MiD for " gallant and distinguished services in Italy" whilst RQMS with No 2 Commando.(3)
No 2 Independent Coy
Thomas Trevor was 2i/c of No 2 Independent Company when they sailed as part of Scissor Force (Operation Avonmouth) to take part in the Combined Operations raid on Norway. After this, with the disbandment of the Independent Companies, he joined the newly raised No 1 Commando.
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