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Re: Operation Principle - Jan 1943 - Mediterranean
« Reply #9 on: Monday 07 April 08 22:32 BST (UK) »
Glad to be of help...And that I guessed your chaps name!!

"Cook" was the only name on your signature that matched the orbat of Principle!
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Re: Operation Principle - Jan 1943 - Mediterranean
« Reply #10 on: Monday 07 April 08 22:36 BST (UK) »
scrimnet,

thank you for relating this amazing and moving story.

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Re: Operation Principle - Jan 1943 - Mediterranean
« Reply #11 on: Monday 07 April 08 22:43 BST (UK) »
It's only right to have people remembered and commemorated...

If their names are spoken and their deeds remembered, they are never forgotten...
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Re: Operation Principle - Jan 1943 - Mediterranean
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 08 April 08 13:40 BST (UK) »
Hi, As I live here in Malta, would you like to see what I can find here, you might also like to contact the Submarine Museum in Gosport who may certainly be able to help with your research. Cheers Steve :)
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Re: Operation Principle - Jan 1943 - Mediterranean
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 08 April 08 20:37 BST (UK) »
The "Special Forces Club" in London would be worth a punt...
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            Find my body near the wall.

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Re: Operation Principle - Jan 1943 - Mediterranean
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 08 April 08 20:51 BST (UK) »
Hi Scrimnet, Very fine research on the chariots that you have done, most of my research has surrounded the 10th Submarine Flotilla under the Command of (Shrimp) Simpson, based on Manoel Island, here in Malta. And a very fine contribution to the war in the Mediterranean they made too. Salute them All!! Cheers, Steve :)
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Re: Operation Principle - Jan 1943 - Mediterranean
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 08 April 08 21:02 BST (UK) »
Thanks again for all the suggestions.

Steve - I'm not sure what else there is left to find out but if you are able to find out anything in Malta I'd be grateful.

Scrimnet - what is the Special Forces Club?
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Re: Operation Principle - Jan 1943 - Mediterranean
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 08 April 08 21:05 BST (UK) »
Thanks again for all the suggestions.

Scrimnet - what is the Special Forces Club?

If I told you that, I'd have to kill you!!  ::) ;)

I'll PM you...
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        May the victors when they come
            Find my body near the wall.

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Re: Operation Principle - Jan 1943 - Mediterranean
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 08 April 08 21:18 BST (UK) »
Hi Again, You could check out the magazine After the Battle to see if they have possibly covered the operation, although again I think the Submarine Museum, Gosport, would love to here from you. Cheers  :)
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