ID Number – 1441
Image No – img1755
Subject – Notification of being Wounded
Date – 1943
Donor – AllenSandra
Street – Outside Rodbourne
Location – Termoli?
Additional Information – This records when Ken was wounded in the Battle of Termoli in Italy as part of “Operation Devon”. This battle was a crucial and vicious action with many men being wounded. Notice that his regiment was still recorded as the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry when in fact he was in the Special Raiding Squadron. The 1st SAS Regiment had been renamed the Special Raiding Squadron for this operation and standard SAS policy was not to record SAS on any awards or documentation.
Ken being wounded in action is also documented in the book “SAS The History of the Special Raiding Squadron – Paddy’s Men” by Stewart McClean on pages 111 & 135 copies of which are still available. Click on AMAZON for purchasing details.
For more information on Operation Devon click OPERATION DEVON