Mike Stilwell MC and Bob Bishop MC - No.2 Commando
Owner: Geoff Murray
No5 Cdo Football Team
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...
Back row: left to right Cpl Bowes (referee), Cpl Sam Cooke (outside right), Fus McMeckan (right half), L/Sgt Bartholemew (goal keeper), L/Sgt Lamble (inside right), L/Sgt Walters (left back), L/Cpl Hill (inside left), Pte Hinds (storeman).
Centre row: L/Sgt Tharme (left half), Lt Gorely (Sports Officer), BSM Dryden (centre half & Captain), Lt Col C.R.M Stuart, MBE (Commanding Officer), L/Cpl Ford (centre forward).
Front row: L/Cpl Harvey (outside left), L/Cpl Dent (right back).
(information provided by Jake Ford's daughter, Tracey Chambers, 29 April 2016)
Update 29/12/2016 - BSM Dick Dryden, L/Cpl Ginger Ford and L/Cpl Harvey (Medical Orderly) were all in 2 Troop.
Photo courtesy of Sgt Tharme's son Paul, posted by Nick Collins