No 2 Commando 3 troop
Photo courtesy of Barbara Lewis. This info on photo by Bob Bishop: Aug. 1941 - The officer in the ‘forage’ cap in the front row is Lieut. Joe Houghton (executed after Op. Musketoon). Others shown are Sgt. A. Maclean, Cpl. L. O’Downell, Cpl. V. Finch, Lieut. Mike Burn, Cpl. A. Woodiwiss, L/Sgt. Bob Davies, L/Cpl. J. Donaldson 3rd row up 10th from the left, Cpl. Bill Beardsall,Pte. J. Carroll, Pte. A. Elliot, Pte. J. Dickenson, Pte. A. Sherwin (kia), Pte. Jack Jarvis, Pte. J. McDonald, Pte. H. Simpson, L/Cpl. Frank Thrift, Pte. G. Ewens, Pte. F. Gooch, and Pte. W. Mattison
nb. The ranks shown below, where known, are as per the date of this photo and not necessarily the rank they finally attained.
Update 7/1/12 by Pete R.
Assuming 2 men on the ground, followed by 5 rows all left to right:
2 men on the ground:
1st row (13 men seated): 1. n/k; 2. Cpl. Bert Smart; 3. n/k; 4. L/Sgt.Len Bayliss; 5-7. n/k; 8. Lt. Joe Houghton; 9. n/k; 10. L/Sgt 'Dai' Davies; 11. n/k; 12. Cpl. V.'Nicky' Finch; 13. n/k.
2nd row (12 men):1-5. n/k; 6. TSM ?; 7-12. n/k.
3rd row (11 men): 1-9. n/k; 10. John 'Jock' Donaldson; 11. n/k.
4th row (10 men):
5th row (9 men): 1-6. n/k; 7. Dvr. Robert Jackson; 8. n/k; 9. n/k.