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Peter Palmer (see below) has advised us that those in COPP 6 at the time of leaving Hayling Island for Malta and Sicily Beach reconnaissance from 26 April 1943 to 2 October 1943 were:

Amer, D W, Lt Cdr, RNR
Bowden, J H, P/O
Cook, E/M
Gray, Cpl, SBS
Hunter, D C, Capt, RE
Manning, V P F, L/S (killed on beaches)
Sayce, A G, S/Lt RNVR (killed on beaches)
Phillips, F W, L/S
Plummer, Sap
Wild, P G, Lt
Watson, J G, Midship, RNVR

Rice, N E C, Capt, took passage with COPP 6 to join COPP 4

Peter Palmer has also advised us that those in COPP 6 when in Ischia, Italy from 25 July 1944 to 7 September 1944 were:

Amer, D W, Lt Cdr, RNR
Bowden, J H, P/O
Buckley, Driver
Francis, J H, Sap, RE
Hunt, L D D, L/S
Mackenzie, Captain, RE
Reid, Lt, RNVR
Ogden Smith, B W, Sgt East Surrey Reg and HAC
Palmer, P F, EM
Phillips, F W, P/O
Reid, W, Lt, RNVR
Slater, Lt, RNVR
Watson, J G, S/Lt, RNVR

Peter Palmer has also advised us that those in COPP 6 when in Italy and Ceylon from 13 February 1945 to 24 October 1945 were:

Chisholm, A G, S/Lt, RNVR
Francis, J H, L/Cpl, RE
Hunt, L D D, L/S
Johnson, J, Captain
Kay, D G, Lt, RN
Palmer, P F, EM
Phillips, F W, P/O
Poole, Sap, RE
Rees, Sgt, RE
Reid, W, Lt, RNVR
Thompson, A B
Watson, J G, S/Lt

COPP 6back, left to right
Watson JG, Mackenzie ICC, Hunter D, Amer D, Wild P
Plummer J, Sayce A, Cook (E/M)
Bowden J, Manning V, Phillips F, Gray (no info)
D Amer Amer DAmer Donald Wolfenden

Distinguished Service Cross
Mention in Despatches (twice)

J BowdenJ BowdenBowden, John Henry
Able Seaman

Distinguished Service Medal

Palmer PJCook
Electrical Mechanic

Francis, John H J

Fortunes of WarRead his Reminiscences of Life in COPP 6 "The Fortunes of War" (copy of this kindly provided by Peter Palmer (see below)) - Please note that this document is 10MB

D Hunter

Hunter D

Mention in Despatches

Manning, VictorManning, Victor Frederick Peter
Leading Seaman P/JX 195429
Mackenzie ICCMackenzie, I C C
Major RE
Palmer PPalmer PPalmer PPalmer, Peter F
Electrical Mechanic



Served in COPP 4 while the Party was in Algiers and Malta from January to July 1943, and then returned to COPP Dept. Joined COPP 6 in December 1943 and remained with that Party until it was disbanded in October 1945. Read more

Phillips FPhillips, Frederick William
Leading Seaman

Distinguished Service Medal

Plummer JPlummer, J
Sapper RE/2SBS (1952963)
Sayce ASayce, Anthony Guy
Sub Lieutenant


P WildP WildP WildWild, Peter Grenville
Lieutenant, RNVR

Distinguished Service Cross, Mention in Despatches(twice)


Wild P and Magnall R

Was also in COPP 1

Shown on the left with Rollo Magnall of COPP 4

Watson JWatson, J G
Midshipman RNVR