By Richard B Mead
As commander of the unique provider Brigade Laycock performed a major position within the Sicily landings and at Salerno. In October 1943 he succeeded Mountbatten as leader of mixed Operations, coordinating mixed providers operations and coaching and attending Allied conferences.
In later existence Laycock turned Governor of Malta and Colonel of the SAS. during this lengthy late biography, the writer unearths the element of this superb soldier’s personality and extraordinary army record.
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