REGAN, John Leslie

Known as: 
Tim
Rank: 
Lieutenant
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery / Royal Welch Fusiliers / Royal Fusiliers
Service: 
Army
Number: 
.1507949 and 315706
Honours & Awards: 
Lieutenant John Leslie Regan
John Regan was attested into the Royal Artillery in 1938 [1]
1939 transferred to the Royal Welch Fusiliers [2].
Volunteered for Special Service.
1943 received a Mention in Despatches as a Sergeant (attached SS Troops) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North Africa [3][*].
20 October 1943  posted 148th Training Brigade [2].
14 March 1944 commissioned Second Lieutenant [4].
Also served in No.4 and No. 6 Commandos [5].
Post war John Regan, who was known to many as Tim,  was a lifelong supporter of the original Commando Association and was on their General Committee for many years [5].
 
Sources
[1] Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942.
[2] RWF Transfer In Registers 1938-45 Book 2.
[3] London Gazette 36180, page 426 dated 21 September 1943.
[4] London Gazette 36576, page 2980.
[5] Commando Association newsletters 92 and 95, and many others.
[Images] Chris Mallon.
 
*Additional source to [5] above re service in No.1 Commando.
No.1 Commando Winchester Reunion programme in gallery.
 

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