A real hero.

#1
History of WWII hero unlocked from inside picnic basket revealing he was one of founding members of SAS.
Captain Cecil Leyland Riding MC never spoke of his wartime escapades.
The basket was filled with medals, maps, memoirs and photographs.
The soldier parachuted into Nazi-occupied France just after D-Day, 1944.
The collection has been given to the Dumfries Museum and turned into a major exhibition.

History of WWII hero unlocked from inside picnic basket revealing he was one of founding members of SAS | Mail Online
 
#2
Fascinating post and link ... I wonder if this Code Book , pictured in the link ...

WW2 Code.jpg

... could provide an answer to this ... http://www.arrse.co.uk/naafi-bar/189797-who-can-crack-d-day-code.html (Edited to add ) .... as , according to the article , he too was dropped into France with a pigeon strapped to his chest and both examples of code use groups of four letters .
 

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#3
I don't understand how he could be one of the founding members if he doesn't have an Africa Star ?

Poor journalism ?
 
#4
Fascinating post and link ... I wonder if this Code Book , pictured in the link ...

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... could provide an answer to this ... http://www.arrse.co.uk/naafi-bar/189797-who-can-crack-d-day-code.html (Edited to add ) .... as , according to the article , he too was dropped into France with a pigeon strapped to his chest and both examples of code use groups of four letters .
I had a quick look, the code recovered from the pigeon is a 5 letter cipher not 4.
 
#5
I had a quick look, the code recovered from the pigeon is a 5 letter cipher not 4.

Bugger ... I must improve my reading skills .
 

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