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WILL BEATTIE

Will is the grandson of Lieutenant-Commander 'Sam' Beattie, VC, RN

PETER LUSH

Peter has long been associated with the raid and has conducted numerous tours of the Saint-Nazaire battlefield. He also travels widely to give talks on the raid, and his book, 'Winged Chariot', to be released in August 2016, relates the full story of the involvement of the RAF

DAVID TAIT

David is responsible for the Society's P.R. and Communications. His uncle, Second-Lieutenant Morgan Jenkins, 6/2 Commando, was lost when Motor Launch 268 was destroyed by enemy fire.

MONSIEUR CHARLES NICOL

Charles' interest in the raid and long experience in local government and commerce, makes him the perfect choice as our Liaison Officer in Saint-Nazaire

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TONY KENNEDY

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ROGAN ROY

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TOM TIBBITS

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TIM BARNEY

The son of Stephen Barney, action helmsman of HMS Atherstone at the time of the raid, and later Lt Cdr RNVR, Tim is Editor of the comprehensive Society Newsletter

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MAJOR-GENERAL CORRAN PURDON, CBE, MC, CPM

Corran, a Life President of the Society, led a 12 Commando Demolition Team during the raid and was taken prisoner. He ended the war in Colditz Castle.

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MONSIEUR MICHEL EUXIBIE, MBE

The strength of our relationship with the town of Saint-Nazaire had been recognised by the appointment of two local representatives. Michel is our French Life President.

DR. BILL 'TIGER" WATSON, MC, MBE

As a young Second Lieutenant in 1 Troop 2 Commando, Bill was one of the very few Commandos to land successfully at the Old Mole. He pursued his interrupted medical career after the war.

NICK BEATTIE

Nick, son of Lieutenant-Commander 'Sam' Beattie, VC, RN, is our Honorary Chairman and Secretary.

ANN MITCHELL, MBE

Ann, daughter of Captain David Birney, who lost his life during the raid, is our Minute Secretary and Archivist.

PAUL FITCHETT

Paul, our Honorary Treasurer, is the son of Pte. John Fitchett, King's Regt.(Liverpool) and 4/2 Commando. John was on board ML 443, one of only three launches to return safely to British shores.

2017: meet the Committee....

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PAUL CLAES

With interest in the raid growing all the time, Paul has been appointed the committee's European Ambassador.

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