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Steathily by Night - The Coppists Clandestine Beach Reconnaissance and Operations in World War II by Ian Trenowden. Second hand copies of this are available from abebooks.co.uk or amazon.co.uk

The Secret Invaders - book by Bill Strutton and Michael Pearson about how the COPPists were trained, and how they carried out the reconnaissance of enemy beaches. It has a forward by Lord Mountbatten and it was first published in 1958. Second hand copies of it are available from abebooks.co.uk or amazon.co.uk

A digital version is also available from Internet Archive as part of Project Gutenberg as a pdf (15MB) and also as a text version (0.5MB)

Special Forces Heroes by Lord Ashcroft - includes details about Sergeant Bruce Ogden-Smith of COPP 1 who reconnoitred the D Day landing beaches. See www.specialforcesheroes.com

The Imperial War Museum houses Lord Ashcroft's collection of gallantry medals awarded to servicemen for Special Forces or Commando type operations. These medals include those of Sergeant Bruce Ogden-Smith

Survey by Starlight - An account of the exploits of COPP 5 by Ralph Neville (pseudonym for Ralph Stanbury of COPP 5). Second hand copies of this are available from abebooks.co.uk or amazon.co.uk

Prelude to Assault by Ralph Neville (pseudonym for Ralph Stanbury of COPP 5)- previously published as Survey by Starlight - see above. Second hand copies of this are available from abebooks.co.uk or amazon.co.uk

Half Seas Under by Ruari McLean of COPP 7.
Aavailable from abebooks.co.uk or amazon.co.uk

Sailor's Luck by G Hall of COPP 7 - published in 1999
Available from abebooks.co.uk or amazon.co.uk

 

 

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