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Old 12-06-22, 08:45 AM
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What is also interesting is that I am not certain that he was with the Jedburghs.
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I think it was widely believed he was certainly preparing for work as a Jedburgh - he had been captured in a reconnaissance prior to the 'Rommel Raid' at Beda Littoria so must have been repatriated (or escaped?).
From "Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and America's First Shadow War" By Colin Beavan:
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Thanks for the clarification Mike. I have an idea Tommy was on the run and captured a couple of times.
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Old 12-06-22, 07:15 PM
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Mission QUININE is covered on several pages in ‘Special Forces in the Invasion of France’ by Paul Gaujac published in 1999 by Histoire & Collections ISBN 2 908 182 947

QUININE arrived from Blida by Halifax during the night of 8/9 June 1944 on the Luzettes plateau near Aurillac. On the DZ an excited maquisard raced across the field in front of the paratroopers he had just greeted: “We’ve got a French officer and he’s brought his wife along!”
The ‘wife’ was Major R Tommy MacPherson (code name Anselme) wearing his kilt. The other Jed Team members were Lieutenant Michel de Bourbon-Parme (Aristide) and Sergeant Oliver Brown (Felicien) Royal Armoured Corps.
QUININE remained operational until the end of July 1944.

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What do you guys think about this pair of wings?
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I have recently acquired this magnificent grouping.

While not explicitly documented, there is a high likelihood that these insignia are from a single trooper. Provenance: The Putnam Green/Sycamore Collection.

These insignia and their stories are available on Les Hughes’s site.
Insignia of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS)
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http://www.insigne.org/OSS_main-0.htm
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Old 25-06-22, 05:06 PM
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I have recently acquired this magnificent grouping.

While not explicitly documented, there is a high likelihood that these insignia are from a single trooper. Provenance: The Putnam Green/Sycamore Collection.

These insignia and their stories are available on Les Hughes’s site.
Insignia of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS)
by Les Hughes

http://www.insigne.org/OSS_main-0.htm
Lovely grouping - Wow if all from one trooper ... they must have been a 'collector' ... Thanks for sharing.
Love the 3 Contingent OG too
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