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This is an actual COPP canoe, minus its outer skin.

This was available to see at the Exhibition at the Newtown House Hotel in September 2012

Jim Booth (COPP 9) modelling an actual COPP swimsuit.

This was available to see at the Exhibition at the Newtown House Hotel in September 2012

Each man was weighed down with a shingle bag, brandy flask, sounding lead, underwater writing pad and pencil, compass, beach gradient reel and stake, watch, .45 service revolver, fighting knife, trowel, torch,18-inch auger, 12 x 10” sample tubes and bandolier, and soil samples were collected in condoms!

 

Lieutenant Commander Nigel Willmott in one of the suits

 

Brandy flask, rations, torch, dispersion spout, compass, writing tablet, gradient reel and stake, belt, wrist compass

Canoe

 

Lt P R G (Bob) Smith of COPP 1 with one of the canoes which were folding so that they could fit more easily into the submarines.

Canoe

 

 

Canoe - Smith and Brand

 

Lt PRG (Bob) Smith and Lt David Brand of COPP 1

COMBINED OPERATIONS PILOTAGE PARTIES EQUIPMENT 1943 - 1945

 

 

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