Signals Officers, S.A.S. Phantom

Charles McDevitt. Signals Officer, S.A.S. Phantom. Born in Lanark, Glasgow, 1917. Educated at St. Mungo’s Academy, Glasgow 1928-1933 and Glasgow School of Art 1933-1937. Enlisted into the Royal Corps of Signals 29 January 1940. Joined Phantom March 1941. GOC BTNI Certificate of Good Service 3 July 1942. Commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals 6 October 1943. Patrol Officer WOLSEY. Signals Officer for Belgian S.A.S. during the Battle of Bulge in December 1944. Signals Officer for French SAS. McDevitt accompanied SAS Jeeps that over-ran French SAS Regiments at the end of war. Awarded the 1940 Croix de Guerre with Palm on 14 May 1948. Mentioned in despatches November 1945.

John Hugh Randall. 1st S.A.S. Regt Signals Officer. Born 20 February 1920. Educated at St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate. Employed at Shell Mex. Enlisted Royal Artillery 1939. Commissioned into the Royal Artillery. Joined GHQ Liaison Regiment. Served in Northern Ireland and North Africa. Returned to the UK. Attached 1st S.A.S. Regt as Signals Officer. Took part in HAFT I. Transferred to the Army Air Corps and S.A.S. Regt on 11 February 1945. Mentioned in despatches March 1945. Liberated Belsen Concentration Camp with 1st S.A.S. Regt.

Wallace McClung Donnelly. Belgian SAS Signals Officer. Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan 15 October 1920. Son of Jesse and Mable V. Donnelly. Educated at Kirkland Lake Collegiate (1932-34), Westdale Secondary School. McMaster University. Enrolled in the Canadian Officers’ Training Corps. Commissioned into the Royal Canadian Dragoons. Service No.ZB/2615. Embarked for UK in February 1942. Wireless instructor at Royal Military College (February to December 1944). Joined G.H.Q. Liaison Regiment 13 February 1945. Attached Belgian SAS as Signals Officer. Left GHQ Liaison Regiment July 1945. Awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre avec palme.