Other Ranks, S.A.S. Phantom

Arthur Sidney Dann. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Born 28 October 1914. Enlisted into the Royal West Kent Regiment 13 June 1940. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regt 9 February 1944. Based at Moor Park. Later took part in SAS operations in Germany and other duties later in Norway.

Robert Wayland Martin. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Enlisted into the Royal Berkshire Regiment. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Served with ‘E’ Squadron in North Africa and Southern Italy. Based at Moor Park. Attached to the SAS Jeep operations crossing the Rhine.

Alfred George Panchen. Mechanic, S.A.S. Phantom. Born 11 October 1912. Enlisted into the Royal Artillery at Winchester, 14 February 1930. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment 1941. Parachute course at Ringway March 1944. Report. “Cheerful NCO – works hard and jumped well”. Took part in various duties in Norway.

Ronald Morris Shrubsole. Mechanic, S.A.S. Phantom. Born 8 April 1917. Enlisted into the Queen Victoria’s Rifles. Joined the Hopkinson Mission. Parachute course 108 at No.1 PTS Ringway 13 March 1944. Report. “Rather nervous but jumped well- average”. Took part in various duties in Norway.

Jack Gordon Brown.  Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Born Yeovil, Somerset, 12 November 1916. Enlisted into the Somerset Light Infantry. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Parachute course 108 at No.1 PTS Ringway 13 March 1944. Report. “Excellent performer – cheerful – good morale, would make good NCO”

Charles John Reidel Bateman. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Born 18 December 1913. ENlisted into the King’s Royal Rifle Corps October 1940. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Parachute course 108 at No.1 PTS Ringway 13 March 1944. Report. “fearless jumper-good team man-most enthusiastic”. Attached 2nd S.A.S. Regt. Killed in an accident with a rifle in England 11 August 1944. Barking (Rippleside) Cemetery

Max Fineberg. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Enlisted into the Manchester Regiment. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Parachute course 108 at No.1 PTS Ringway 13 March 1944. Report. “Ground work very good – average confident jumper”.

George E. Harris. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Born 27 October 1923. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Parachute course 108 at No.1 PTS Ringway 13 March 1944. Report. “Good worker – average parachutist – not nervous”. HOUNDSWORTH.

Arthur William Harvey. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Born 1919. Enlisted into the 4th Bn, The Queen’s Royal Regiment 1938. Transferred to the Royal Corps of Signals. HQ Signals 2 Division, France 1940. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Parachute course 108 at No.1 PTS Ringway 13 March 1944. “Cheerful and excellent all round performer – popular”

George Raymond Hopper. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Born 16 August 1920. Enlisted into the Green Howards. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Parachute course 108 at No.1 PTS Ringway 13 March 1944. “Fearless jumper – works well and sets good example”

Donald Humphrey. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Born 19 January 1920. Enlisted into the Royal Norfolk Regiment. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Parachute course 108 at No.1 PTS Ringway 13 March 1944. Report. “Parachuting performance good – keen but nervous”

Richard William Hyland. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Born London, 1 April 1913. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Parachute course 108 at No.1 PTS Ringway 13 March 1944. Report. “Intelligent hard worker – average parachutist”. DUNHILL.

Jack Morgan. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Enlisted into the Devonshire Regiment. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Parachute course 108 at No.1 PTS Ringway 13 March 1944. Report. “Keen pupil and jumped very well – morale high”. WOLSEY.

G. Newman. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Born London. Enlisted into the Royal Corps of Signals. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Parachute course 108 at No.1 PTS Ringway 13 March 1944. Report. “Lacks control of body-average performer”.

Paul Pearson. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Enlisted into the Royal Corps of Signals. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Parachute course 108 at No.1 PTS Ringway 13 March 1944. Report. “Tried hard to overcome nervousness – average parachutist”. Mentioned in despatches March 1945.

W. H. Plumb. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Parachute course 108 at No.1 PTS Ringway 13 March 1944. Report. “Hard worker always cheerful – jumps well”. BULBASKET.

Reginald “Romeo” Skipworth. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Enlisted into the Royal Corps of Signals. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Parachute course 108 at No.1 PTS Ringway 13 March 1944. Report. “Average performer – works hard – good spirit”

George H. S. Smith. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Born 8 June 1920. Enlisted into the Rifle Brigade. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Parachute course 108 at No.1 PTS Ringway 13 March 1944. Report. “Very good pupil -keen average morale – jumped well”

J. C. Steed. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Enlisted into the Devonshire Regiment. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Parachute course 108 at No.1 PTS Ringway 13 March 1944. Report. “Keen pupil pupil worked hard – average parachutist”

Victor William Trew. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Born 20 June 1919. Enlisted into the Rifle Brigade. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. HUSKY. Parachute course 108 at No.1 PTS Ringway 13 March 1944. Report. “Hard working and good jumper smart and set good example.” 

Adrian Bazar, Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Enlisted into the Royal Army Service Corps. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Located at Epinay in December 1944.

James Henry Fenn, Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Born 8 August 1917. Enlisted into the Royal Corps of Signals. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. WOLSEY. Admitted to 44 Military Hospital Bwilch South Wales 6 October 1944.

F. G. Findlay. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Enlisted into the Royal Corps of Signals. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Mentioned in despatches 8 May 1945.

Bryan Harry Hollands. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Born 1923. Enlisted into the Royal Corps of Signals. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Awarded the Croix de Guerre. Mentioned in despatches March 1945.

Alfred Moses Plato. S.A.S. Phantom courier. Born 28 September 1916. Enlisted into the East Surrey Regiment 18 April 1940. Transferred to the Middlesex Regiment 6 May 1943. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. L/Sgt.

Gordon Philip Brake. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Born 12 April 1922. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Cpl.

C. B. Talbot. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment 9 February 1944. Sigmn. Attached 1st S.A.S. Regt.

D.C. Ross. Pigeon Duties, S.A.S. Phantom . Enlisted into the Highland Light Infantry. L/Sjt. Attached S.A.S. Brigade Signals Section 6 May 1944.

Kenneth Ralli. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Born 1 March 1922. Enlisted into the King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. HOUNDSWORTH. Later operations in Germany and Norway. Mentioned in despatches 10 May 1945.

Robert John Terrance Sullivan. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Born Bristol, 7 September 1919. Enlisted into the Royal Corps of Signals. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. LOYTON.

Leonard William Slade. Wireless Operator, S.A.S. Phantom. Born 21 September 1917. Enlisted into the Royal Corps of Signals. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. WOLSEY.

Jeffery Samuel Herbert Brinton. Born in Warwickshire 15 April 1923. Son of Samuel and Gertrude Brinton. Enlisted into the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Army No.5127517. Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment. Attached ‘A’ Squadron, 1st S.A.S. Regt. HOUNDSWORTH. Went on Jeep operations in Germany and duties in Norway. Mentioned in despatches May 1945.