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Old 15-11-20, 10:49 AM
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Default Popski's Private Army Book

This copy (2nd I have owned -the first was falling apart) this not what I could call the best of condition either! Though I've had for some time it wasn't till recently that noticed on inside cover was this inscription, you tend to skip this page! Anyhow, was there a John Campbell in "S - Patrol" what appears to be :- Military Cross and Bar?

The signature I think looks like John Glynn, in an old age hand, look forward to your thoughts, all the best billy
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Old 15-11-20, 10:53 AM
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Billy,
I think the signature may well be John Campbellís
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Old 15-11-20, 11:01 AM
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Hi Paul totally agree with you! Do you know much abour "S - Patrol" and its personnel?
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Old 15-11-20, 11:29 AM
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Only what Iíve read Billy
Iím sure he was an ex Argyll and the last surviving officer of the PPA
I donít collect to them because unless you have absolute provenance in one of their items itís most likely fake
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Old 15-11-20, 12:15 PM
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I met John Campbell several times, a real gentleman, he was always happy to sign books and photos. The signature looks original to me.

Attached John's signature on a document...

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was there a John Campbell in "S - Patrol" what appears to be :- Military Cross and Bar?
Article from the Independent:

"Major John Campbell: Special forces officer who was decorated for valour and played a crucial role in the campaign for Italy"

"Stealth and timing were the weapons “S” Patrol used again and again."

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/p...-10488660.html


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I met John Campbell several times, a real gentleman, he was always happy to sign books and photos. The signature looks original to me.

Attached John's signature on a document...

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Keith,

Thats quite a privilege to meet such a brave and remarkable man.

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Keith,

Thats quite a privilege to meet such a brave and remarkable man.

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Me and JC...
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Keith,

Great photo.

I assume his medals are copies/replacements, having read that his originals were sadly stolen?

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Keith,

Great photo.

I assume his medals are copies/replacements, having read that his originals were sadly stolen?

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Sorry I didn't ask about the medals, although they looked new or re-mounted with modern ribbons. I am not sure if the original medal group was stolen, I cannot elaborate but was told a different story.
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Here is a picture from the book of the Man himself, also whrn book was printed am guessing 1951? as this is the last date? And book was a Library edition in ??? Poland?
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New Zealand jumped out at me when I clicked on the photo.

New Zealand S___ A___'s Depot Libaray Waiouru. Google states that Waiouru is located on NZ's North Island and is home to an base housing the Army's Basic Recruit Depot.

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