No.1 Commandos who have died 1946 -1995 ( surnames H - S )
Owner: Andy Maines
No5 Cdo Football Team (1945 - 1946)
The Third Jungle Book (March 1946): "personalities of the team have been many but chief amongst them is that of BSM Dryden (Capt), who has led and inspired as well as being the prime mover in attack and defence. Sgt Tharme (centre half), has been an unbroken hinge in all movements whilst Cpl Ford (inside forward), has displayed equal pugnacity in attack as tenacity in defence...
TSM Risbet (goalkeeper), Cpl Coleman, L/Cpl Harvey, L/Cpl Dent, Sjt Walters, Pte Hill, Pte McMeckan, Pte Bannister, Cpl Cooke have all contributed to an excellent season's play."
Back row: Sam Cooke 2nd left. Front row: Ted Tharme (seated, 1st left), Lt-Col C J B Pollitt, CO No5, (seated 2nd right) Jake Ford (seated 1st right)
Photo courtesy of Sgt Tharme's son Paul, posted by Nick Collins