DUNBAR, W.

Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
'Special Boat Section'
Middle East Commandos
Regiment/Corps: 
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Number: 
2986278
Honours & Awards: 
Sergeant W. Dunbar, 'M' Section of the  Special Boat Section, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field. He had taken part in Operation Whynot, a raid in Sicily commencing on 11 August 1942 to disrupt a German bomber base in range of a relief convoy for the beseiged island of Malta. They landed by canoes launched from HM Submarine Una and were captured after the raid as they tried to make good their escape. 
  • Escaped from the Italian prison camp in which he was detained.
  • Previously served in the Middle East Commando. 

Sources
London Gazette 37536, page 1950.
POW Lists / National Archives files WO392/21.
Casualty List 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/50 and WO417/68.
POW - Escapers & evaders - MI9 report, National Archives file WO208/5395.
POW - Interrogation report. National Archives file WO208/3345.
SBS in World War Two, author G.B. Courtney.
Love and War in the Apennines, author Eric Newby.


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