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The raiding party landed 14 November. The attack on Rommel's HQ by units from Layforce took place 17 November. The raiding party included a group from No 11 Commando (see What Links Here above) led by Lt Col Keyes supported by others, including two from No 7 Cdo who had escaped from Crete, Sgt Fred Birch (No 7 Cdo & 51ME Cdo) and Cpl John Kerr (No 7 and 51ME Commando)
Corporal Avishalom Druri was Jewish and from Palestine. He volunteered for the British Army and was first posted to the Pioneer Corps before being attached to 51 Middle East Commando. He later joined 'C' Battalion Layforce (No.11 Commando) and was taken prisoner of war during the raid on Rommel's HQ (Operation Flipper).
04.02.1940 - 110 O.C.T.U. commissioned Second Lieutenant, Yorkshire Hussars.
02.12.1940 attached 51 Middle East Commando.
27.01.1942 attached 1 Special Service Regiment.
25.03.1942 to 15.05.1942 - (1 Special Service Regt) parachute training course, Kabrit.
- 6 March 1941, Second Lieutenant, 51 Middle East Commando, wounded during operations in Eritrea when on a patrol up a steep gulley running South from Beit Gabru to harass enemy positions [2a].
- 1 July 1941 promoted Lieutenant .
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