I should add that both Farran and McGregor's war-time record was outstanding with McGregor perhaps being the more audacious though less well known of the duo (apart from his son being the second commander of the MRF in Belfast 72). Both had been a thorn in the underbelly of German forces in France and Italy and were highly decorated for their endeavours.Monty never changed his opinions. In 1947, then CIGS, he supported the creation of Bernard Fergussons Palestinian Police 'Special Squads' led by former WW2 SAS Sqn commanders Farran and McGregor - hastly abandoned after Farren killed a youth during interrogation. Fergusson had wanted squad leaders who had some experience of conducting terrorist type activities in order to give tbe Jewish insurgents a 'bloody nose'. Farren and McGregor were identified as suitable candidates by 'Boy Browning' and the overall concept of the operation had full backing from Monty.