Roy Halfpenny, Harry Pitman, and No.1 Cdo. comrades
Photo © IWM (H 20359) Hastings, after a raid on St Cecily Plage 4 June 1942.
Update 27/12/10 from Elaine Davies, daughter of John Southworth MM : 2nd from the left is Harry Pitman. This photo was also printed in the Daily Sketch 5th June 1942
19/12/11 Update from Pete R. This photo from the IWM replaces the poorer quality version we already had courtesy of Roy Halfpenny's grandaughter Debbie Smithers. Reproduced here under the terms of the IWM Non-Commercial Licence, the IWM have the description of the photo as "Men of No. 1 Commando in jovial mood at Hastings after returning from a raid on St Cecily Plage near Le Touquet on the French coast to seize Freya and Wurzburg radar equipment, 4 June 1942."
Front row l-r(full face showing): 1. n/k; 2. Harry Pitman; 3. n/k; 4. n/k; 5.Roy Halfpenny;