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By Richard B Mead

continually marked out for prime rank, Robert Laycock got here into his personal while chosen to elevate eight Commando, a brand new ‘crack’ unit early within the moment global warfare. After education, 7, eight and eleven Commandos have been despatched to the center East in early 1941 and all grew to become Layforce lower than Laycock’s command. Layforce was once disbanded after Crete fell. Laycock took half within the abortive raid on Rommel’s HQ.

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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