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Down Memory Lane - the early days of the SAS

The exploits of the Special Air Service Regiment in World War II are legendary and full of intrigue and fame. Eighteen-year-old Johnny Cooper volunteered for the SAS in 1941 and became one of “The Originals raised by David Stirling to conduct operations behind enemy lines.
Johnny took part in various raids in North Africa; collaborated with the Maquis in France and helped liberate Belsen with its horrific secret behind the wire.

He paraded at Hylands House in 1945 on the day the Regiment was disbanded.

Johnny led anti-guerrilla jungle operations during the Malayan emergency where he pioneered tree jumping. His further combat experiences on the Jebel Akhdar in Oman, in Africa and in the ‘secret war’ in the Yemen make up a fascinating career. This presentation by his son tells his incredible life story.

This is a fundraiser for ABF-The Soldiers' Charity and SAS Veterans
7 for 7.30pm on Thursday 11 November in the Wessex Auditorium. The audience is requested to wear face masks.

Tickets at £15 per head available from
register.enthuse.com/ps/event/DownMemoryLaneTalk2021
Brentwood School, Middleton Hall Lane, Essex CM15 8EE
Thu 11 Nov 2021
Contact telephone: 01206 817105 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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