Special Service Brigade

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Captain Bennett, a veteran of the First World War, was Adminsitrative Officer of the Special Service Brigade HQ.
His death was announced in Commando Association Newsletter 43 of Sept. 1966 where Major General Sir Robert Laycock, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O., wrote this appreciation about him:

PIRIE, James

Captain James Pirie, Royal Engineers, was attached to 2 Special Service Brigade at the time of his death.
During this period the Brigade were involved in operations against the German garrison on the Island of Brac.


Lt. DC 'Tommy' Thomas MC
Lieut. Thomas was from Maclear in the Transkei, South Africa. The South African Legion website records him as attached to the RM Commandos, 4th Special Service Bde., during the allied landings at Normandy, and that he recieved shrapnel wounds to his leg.
He was awarded the MC for "gallant and distinguished services in operations in North West Europe." (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36846, page 5809, and Supp. 36895, page 417.)

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