BENNETT, Robert

Known as: 
Bob
Rank: 
Lance Sergeant (later Warrant Officer 1)
Unit / Base: 
8 Commando
'Special Air Service'
Regiment/Corps: 
Grenadier Guards
Service: 
Army
Number: 
2617533
22528123
Lance Sergeant Robert Bennett joined 'L' Detachment, S.A.S. Brigade on the disbandment of No.8 Commando. He was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the December 1941 S.A.S. raid on Tamet areodrome. He had participated in five previous operations [1][2][3].
  • 1 January 1963 (Warrant Officer 1) (RSM of 21 SAS) awarded British Empire Medal [4][5].
  • Post war member of the Commando Association from London [6].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 35799, page 5142.
[2] National Archives file WO373/46/47.
[3] Oral interview with Robert Bennett MM held at the IWM ref. catalogue number 18045.
[4] London Gazette 42870, page 26.
[5] Special Forces Roll of Honour website.
[6] Commando Association newsletter 102 (1996).
 

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