ID Number – 1463
Image No – img1779
Subject – Ken Sturmey’s inside cover of the book “SAS with the Maquis”
Date – 1995
Donor – AllenSandra
Location – Morvan, France
Additional Information – Inside Cover of the book “SAS with the Maquis” by Ian Wellsted signed by the author. ” To:- Ken With happy memories of those months in the wild wet woods of the Morvan. Get well soon Best Wishes Ian Wellsted “.
Ian was Ken Sturmeys’ commanding Officer in A Squadron, 1st SAS Regiment during “Operation Houndsworth”. Ken took part in raids on railway marshaling yards etc to cause disruption to German transport lines during the Normandy offensive.
There is a sad note to this item as Ian Wellsted’s signed “Get Well Soon” must refer to Ken being ill and in fact Ken sadly died in the same year.