Came across a good article by Dominic Robertson about Tiger Watson in the Shropshire Star. Some interesting photos of the St Nazaire raid and an account of him learning to become a doctor while a POW in Germany.Bill “Tiger” Watson, commando in St Nazaire raid, dies aged 97
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Bill “Tiger” Watson MC, one of the last surviving commandos of the raid on the Nazi-held French port of St Nazaire in 1942, has died at the age of 97.
Mr Watson died in a nursing home in Shrewsbury on Saturday, according to his son, Peter, who described his father as “a rather splendid chap”.
As a second lieutenant in 1 troop, No 2 Commando, Mr Watson was one of a small group who landed successfully at the Old Mole during Operation Chariot, which became known as “the greatest raid of all”.
Here you are then.Cant access the website
CRE at 40 years old,Major General Geoffrey Field, Commander of the Royal Engineers during the Falklands conflict – obituary
Very sad, Dad who was Director of Engineer Training at the time of the Falklands always spoke very highly of him. Here are some photos shortly after Endex.
Top CO of 1/7 GR with CRE (Co 36 Reg RE) at Goose Green
L Dad and CRE on the LSL Sir Tristram
R CRE exhorting his Troops!
Major General Geoffrey Field, who has died aged 77, was Commander Royal Engineers (CRE) during the Falklands war.
In April 1982, Argentine forces invaded the Falkland Islands. Field was in command of 36 Engineer Regiment, which was dispatched to the South Atlantic as part of 5 Infantry Brigade.
Field, who had served in a commando brigade with Major General Jeremy Moore, the Commander Land Forces (CLF), was in command of all the Sappers. He remained with the CLF throughout the campaign, either embarked in the command ship, Fearless, or, later, in the Tac HQ ashore at Fitzroy.
Sapper reconnaissance teams, carrying satchel charges and Bangalore torpedoes, were often well forward. Where the Argentinian...
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