11th Special Air Service Battalion

 

"X" Troop

 

Major Trevor Allan Gordon Pritchard

Captain Gerry Daly

Captain Chrisopher Lea

Flight Lieutenant Ralph Lucky (translator)

Lieutenant Tony Deane-Drummond

2nd Lieutenant Geoff Jowett

2nd Lieutenant George Paterson

Sergeant Percy Clements

Sergeant Edward Durie

Sergeant Arthur Lawley

Sergeant George Shutt

Sergeant John Edward Walker

Corporal Ralph Chapman

Corporal "Derry" Fletcher

Corporal Emil Grice

Corporal Philip Julian

Corporal Peter O'Brien

Lance-Corporal Harry Boulter

Lance-Corporal Douglas Henderson

Lance-Corporal Doug Jones

Lance-Corporal Jim Maher

Lance-Corporal Harry Pexton

Lance-Corporal Harry Tomlin

Lance-Corporal Robert Brimer Watson

Trooper Pierre Dupont (translator, real name Fortunato Picchi)

Trooper Albert Samuels

Trooper John Tristan (real name Nicola Nastri)

Trooper Ernest Cyril Humphreys

Trooper James Parker

Driver John Crawford

Sapper R. "Jock" Davidson

Sapper Alf Parker

Sapper Owen D. James Phillips

Sapper Glyn Prior

Sapper Alan Bruce Ross

Sapper David Low Struthers

 

Reserves (did not participate in the Operation)

2nd Lieutenant D.J.I. Davies

Corporal W. Rowe

Private H. Humphries

 

Aircraft

 

Eight Whitley V aircraft were used on Operation Colossus. Six carried the parachutists and their equipment, and two had a full payload of bombs to carry out the diversionary raid.

 

Aircraft K

Pilot

Second Pilot

Second Pilot

Navigator

Wireless Operator

Air Gunner

 

Aircraft W

Pilot

Second Pilot

Navigator

Wireless Operator

Air Gunner

 

 

Aircraft N

Pilot

Second Pilot

Navigator

Wireless Operator

Air Gunner

 

 

Aircraft J

Pilot

Second Pilot

Navigator

Wireless Operator

Air Gunner

 

Aircraft E

Pilot

Second Pilot

Second Pilot

Navigator

Wireless Operator

Air Gunner

 

Aircraft D

Pilot

Second Pilot

Navigator

Wireless Operator

Air Gunner

 

 

Aircraft S (Diversion)

Pilot

Second Pilot

Navigator

Wireless Operator

Air Gunner

 

Aircraft R (Diversion)

Pilot

Second Pilot

Navigator

Wireless Operator

Air Gunner

Aircrew

Wing Commander Tait

Pilot Officer Purlew

Sergeant Sharp

Pilot Officer Alabaster

Sergeant Patterson

Pilot Officer Careless

 

 

Flight Lieutenant Williams

Sergeant Hornsey

Sergeant Walker

Sergeant Kershaw

Pilot Officer McLeod

 

 

 

Sergeant Lashbrook

Pilot Officer Howley

Pilot Officer Way

Sergeant Greene

Flight Lieutenant Williams

 

 

 

Sub Lieutenant Hoad

Sergeant Smith

Pilot Officer Houghton

Sergeant Markland

Pilot Officer Webb

 

 

Pilot Officer Robinson

Sergeant Hatcher

Wing Commander Norman

Sergeant Nolan

Sergeant Diamond

Sergeant Gurmon

 

 

Sergeant Holden

Sergeant Williams

Sergeant Stevens

Sergeant Barton

Sergeant Balcome

 

 

 

Pilot Officer Wotherspoon

Sergeant Southern

Sergeant Meddings

Sergeant Albon

Sergeant Hodges

 

 

Sergeant Ennis

Pilot Officer Stobbs

Sergeant Edgar

Sergeant Graham

Sergeant Billing

Passengers

Major Pritchard

Captain Lea

Sergeant Walker

Lance-Corporal Pexton

Flight Lieutenant Lucky

Trooper Parker

 

 

2nd Lieutenant Jowett

Sergeant Clements

Trooper Tristan

Corporal Grice

Trooper Samuel

Corporal Fletcher

 

 

Lieutenant Deane-Drummond

Sergeant Lawley

Sergeant Shutt

Trooper Dupont

Lance-Corporal Henderson

Lance-Corporal Boulter

 

 

Captain Daly

Corporal Chapman

Lance-Corporal Tomlin

Sapper Davidson

Sapper Parker

Sapper Prior

 

2nd Lieutenant Paterson

Corporal O'Brien

Lance-Corporal Maher

Lance-Corporal Jones

Sapper Struthers

Lance-Corporal Watson

 

 

Sergeant Durie

Corporal Julian

Trooper Humphreys

Sapper Crawford

Sapper Ross

Sapper Phillips