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ALLENDER, James

Sgt James Allender MM and bar 6 Commando
No 6 Commando
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
Sergeant James Allender, 101 Troop, was awarded a bar to his Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service on 26 February 1943 during the Battle for Steamroller Farm at El Arousa, Tunisia [1].
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"February 26th 1943 Fedi et Attia (516128 Sheet 34)

ALMONDS, John Edward

No 8 Commando
SAS
Coldstream Guards
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
Sergeant John Almonds, known as Gentleman Jim, served in No.8 Commando and embarked with them to the Middle East as part of Layforce. When his Commando unit was being disbanded he transferred to the newly raised  'L' Detachment SAS [1]

BARNES, George

George Barnes MM Special Boat Section
No 8 Commando
SBS
Grenadier Guards
King's Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
Sergeant George Barnes was attached to No.8 Commando from the Grenadier Guards. He was selected for the new Folbot Troop commanded by Captain Roger Courtney, which would later become No.1 Special Boat Section, embarking with them for the Middle East as part of Layforce [1].

COUTTS, John Davies

52ME Commando
York and Lancaster Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
Corporal John Coutts was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during his escape from a Prisoner of War Camp at Salonika, Greece [1][2].
 

GILMOUR, John

Sergeant John Gilmour SBS
No 6 Commando
SBS
Royal Artillery
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
Sergeant John Gilmour enlisted into the 79th (Scottish Horse) Regiment RA in May 1940. Volunteering for special service, he joined the 5th Special Service Battalion in November 1940.

LEECH, John Ernest

Jack Leech MM 3 Comando
John 'Jack' Leech MM and bar
No 3 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
Private John Leech was awarded the Military Medal [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in Calabria, Italy, between 28 August and 5 September 1943, a period in which he was also suffering the effects of malaria [2].

PEACHEY, Frederick

Fred Peachey MM and bar
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
South Lancashire Regiment
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
Lance Sergeant Frederick Peachey from Warrington served with the Independent Companies and No 2 Commando. 
  • 27 December 1941 Pte. Peachey was one of the No.2 Commando detachment who took part in Operation Archery at Vaagso.

POMFORD, Douglas

No 11 Commando
SBS
South Lancashire Regt (Prince of Wales Volunteers)
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
Corporal Douglas Pomford joined the S.B.S. from No. 11 Commando. He was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field [1].
 

TAIT, Duncan Robert

Duncan Robert Tait 11 Commando
No 11 Commando
SAS
London Scottish The Gordon Highlanders
Military Medal (MM)
Bar to the Military Medal
Lance Corporal Bob Tait, No.11 Commando 8 Troop [image in gallery], attached to Layforce, was awarded the Military Medal [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished conduct during operations at Litani River, Syria, 9/10 June 1941 [2].
 

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