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Ernest Ainsley 5 Independent Company
No 5 Independent Company
8th Bn Royal Fusiliers City of London Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds

Fusilier Ernest Ainsley died during operations in Norway (Scissors Force). Son of Oscar and Jane Ann Ainsley, of Gateshead, Co. Durham.

BARRON, Robert James

Robert Barron 2 Commando and SOE
Robbie Barron 2 Commando and SOE
Sergeant (later Major)
2877629 & 253487
No 2 Commando
London Scottish The Gordon Highlanders
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Robert Barron, 1 troop, was one of the Commando contingent who participated in the St. Nazaire raid on ML 446. Evacuated back to the UK [1]
General Service [3].

DIXON, Herbert

Herbie Dixon 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)

Herbert Dixon enlisted with the Buffs on 15 March 1940. He then volunteered for No.5 Independent Company. After joining No.2 Commando he was posted to 6 troop. Late 1943 when the Commando was restructured he was moved to 5 troop. There are group photos of him and others in the 5 troop album.

FLAVELL, Roy Russell

No 5 Independent Company
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Gunner Roy Flavell died during operations in Norway (Scissors Force). Son of Louis Henry Thomas and Elizabeth Flavell, of Southfields, London.

PEYTON, Thomas Grenville Pitt

No 2 Commando
No 5 Independent Company
Kings Royal Rifle Corps
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Thomas Peyton, 6 troop, was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. He has no known grave. Son of Ivor Eliot Peyton and Dorothy Helen Peyton, of Englemere Wood, Berkshire.

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