Combined Operations Pilotage Parties

Memorial Fund





The COPP Heroes website serves to increase awareness of the amazing activities of COPP, the Combined Operations Pilotage Parties unit, which was based at Hayling Island Sailing Club during World War ll.

The COPP Heroes Memorial Fund was set up to create a lasting memorial on Hayling Island, to honour the deeds of these heroic servicemen.

We are honoured to have as the patron of COPP Heroes Memorial Fund, His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales and the support of Lady Patricia Countess Mountbatten.


We are also honoured to have former CGS General Sir David Richards now known as Lord Richards of Herstmonceux as our new president.




Management of COPP Memorial Activities:


Robin Walton:
Chairman of COPP Heroes Memorial Fund
Project director
Promotional design



Douglas Sharp:
Fund raising
PR and liaison


Mike Beel:
Video and photo stills
Web designer


Rosemary Satchwell:



Linda Standen:


Laurence de Mello:
British investigative journalist and factual TV producer.


COPP Heroes Memorial Fund Committee and associates:
Frank Pearce, Rosemary Satchwell, Donald Ramsbottom Carol Carter, Gil Carter, Dale Norman, Colin Cooke-Priest Robin Walton, Mike Beel, Douglas Sharp, Laurie Noble Linda Standen, Alyson Griffin, Neal Strange, Jacqueline Jones. Not present, Ann and Robert Griffiths, Andy Griffin, Alison Head and Ted Gale.

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