Jock Lewes leads the Twin Pimples raid
17th July 1941: Founder member of the SAS leads night attack from Tobruk
When the British were ascendant in the Mediterranean at the beginning of 1941 they had sent out ‘Layforce’, around 2,000 men of the newly formed and trained Commandos. They were originally intended to carry out disruptive amphibious raids in the area. By the time they arrived the situation had changed with the intervention of German forces. Commando uni…
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