Brigadiers Durnford Slater and Derek Mills Roberts, Abbe de Naurois, and Maj. Blissett
Le Plein Amfreville, 14th July 1944 after the unveiling of the No.1 Special Service Bde. War Memorial.
Extreme left is Brig. John Durnford Slater DSO, then Brig. Derek Mills Roberets DSO MC, followed by " The Fighting French Padre - Abbe de Naurois, and Maj. H.H. Blissett, Bde Major, HQ No.1 Special Service Brigade
Major Blissett originally served as a Captain in No.2 Commando. There are additional pictures and information about him in the 2 Cdo gallery
Abbe (Captain) Rene Paulin de NAUROIS, MC was Padre to the French Troops of No. 10(IA)Commando. There are additional pictures and information about him in the 10 Cdo (1 and 8 troops) gallery. He died in 2006 and is buried according to his wishes alongside his fellow Commandos at Ranville Cemetery.
Photo from the collection of L/Cpl. John 'Ken' Emmerson SS Bde HQ (formerly No.2 and 12 Cdo)courtesy of his son John. Posted by Pete R