Jack Barlow MBE BEM CPM
No.2 Commando. It is believed Jack served in 6 troop. There is also an additional photo of Jack in the Intel Section of No.2 Commando. Photos courtesy of his daughter Jennie Barlow who adds the following:
JACK BARLOW, MBE BEM CPM
1919 15th July - born in Royton, near Oldham.
1924 St Anne's Church School, Royton; 1930 Chadderton Grammar School; 1937 Oldham Technical College.
1939 Joined Metropolitan Police.
1942 Volunteered for Commandos. Trained at Achnacarry. Posted to No 2 Commando.
1942 Based in Gibraltar for operations behind German and Italian lines in North Africa.
1943 Selected for officer training and posted to UK. Attended Sandhurst and commissioned in Royal Armoured Corps.
1944 Promoted to Lieutenant and posted to Indian Army for service with an Indian Cavalry Regiment (Mechanised) in Burma.
1945 Volunteered to go to Japan with Commonwealth Occupation Force as Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal, Special Investigation Branch, Corps of Military Police.
1947 Returned to United Kingdom and re-joined Metropolitan Police. Served in CID in 'D' Division, then Scotland Yard. Awarded BEM for Gallantry.
1949 Applied to join Colonial Police and went to Malaya as Assistant Superintendent Special Branch. Employed on counter-terrorist duties. Promoted to Deputy Superintendent.
1953 Awarded Colonial Police Medal for Meritorious Service.
1956 Transferred to Cyprus as Superintendent I/C Troodos Division and led campaign against EOKA mountain guerillas led by General Grivas.
1958 Promoted to Chief Superintendent at Police Special Branch HQ and acted as Deputy to Director of Intelligence (Sir John Prendergast).
1959 Awarded MBE.
1960 On Cyprus achieving independence, returned to the UK and joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
1964 Joined British Advisory Mission to Vietnam.
1967 Returned to the UK and joined the Ministry of Defence on Security/ Intelligence duties.
1986 Retired and devoted time to landscape painting, gardening, DIY, motor touring and caring for invalid wife.
2002 Died 9th November.
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