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Old 27-04-20, 07:40 PM
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A lot of memorabilia of his . I'm not sure,I asked a mate,he wasnt sure. His stuff used to be on display in his pub "The Gunmakers Arms" in Birmingham. Whether he still has the pub or hes RIP i dont know..
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M.Detachment and the then S.B.S were at that time officially part of the S.A.S , so I guess that he may have been referring to 'The Special Air Service Regimental Museum'.
Interesting and complex lineage - I think the L, M, and S Detachment structure for SBS followed the split of 1 SAS into Special Raiding Squadron under Paddy Mayne, and Special Boat Squadron under Jellicoe. Jellicoe gaining autonomy on 1 April 1943. The reorganisation followed capture of David Stirling in January 1943.

Did anyone get the veterans name?

I think there may be post war SAS service given the SPECIAL AIR SERVICE Title and design of SAS Wing included in the group.

Great grouping. - thanks for sharing
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I say the same name on 2 other family medals of GEARY but dont know if SAS man is the same.

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Old 27-04-20, 09:45 PM
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Give it a week and I am sure you will find all 3 titles available on ebay, probably sewn onto a bit of blanket.

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Simon, how cynical of you, are you suggesting that there some unscrupulous people out there who fake these rare items.

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I say the same name on 2 other family medals of GEARY but dont know if SAS man is the same.

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Simon - thank you

It makes sense - Sgt Raymond Geary 2569008 - Cameron Highlanders
Gained an MM for SBS Operations 1943-45 - LG 4/1/45

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Old 28-04-20, 08:34 AM
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Default M Detachment

Special Boat Squadron
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Century Publishing 1983
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‘Obviously with so high a degree of individuality in so small a compass there were differences of opinion. Fitzroy Maclean’s M Detachment when it arrived showed a predilection for the emblems and insignia of military life which excited a certain amount of derision at first among the other detachments’

In addition on Page 123 of the same book Sergeant ‘Tanky’ Geary is mentioned in action during a raid on Simi by Lieutenant Bob Bury’s patrol.
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Special Boat Squadron
Barrie Pitt
Century Publishing 1983
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‘Obviously with so high a degree of individuality in so small a compass there were differences of opinion. Fitzroy Maclean’s M Detachment when it arrived showed a predilection for the emblems and insignia of military life which excited a certain amount of derision at first among the other detachments’

In addition on Page 123 of the same book Sergeant ‘Tanky’ Geary is mentioned in action during a raid on Simi by Lieutenant Bob Bury’s patrol.
Great quote re SBS insignia thank you. I knew an SBS veteran (a member of the rear party during the big Simi raid) who had little interest in insignia much as the quote suggests. Quite likely a 'one-off' for 'M' Detachment.

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https://www.dnw.co.uk/auction-archiv...lot_uid=250008

Interesting lot, trying, but failing to make out the sleeve badge, bottom left in the group photo
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On that basis the valuation for the whole collection - not just the SAS/SBS group - was way under (as usual).
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No Peter is not RIP.
Still very much alive.
I have the following in my collection... currently althou a little out of scope.
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No Peter is not RIP.
Still very much alive.
I have the following in my collection... currently althou a little out of scope.
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Jon - fantastic - the photograph adds a huge amount of priceless context - you have some great items for sure - hoping you are all keeping safe and well - Mike
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video of this part of the show:
https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv...ruce-bbc-video

fixed the link

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btns - thanks for posting but alas - it may be me - but I can not get the link to work. Thanks for trying though, and apologies if it is me - Mike
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btns - thanks for posting but alas - it may be me - but I can not get the link to work. Thanks for trying though, and apologies if it is me - Mike
fixed the link
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fixed the link
Fantastic - Btns - thank you very much. Great to see.
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