Warfare in News
Posted on Wednesday 14th December
Marine Conway, from Edgeley, was one of the 12 Cockleshell Heroes who attacked German cargo ships in Bordeaux in 1942. He succeeded in placing limpet mines on ships in the harbour but was executed for his actions.
Ken Brotherhood, of the Manchester and Salford Royal Marines Association, wrote to Stockport Council regarding the matter after learning that James Conway was from the area from Lord Ashdown's television programme on the Cockleshell Heroes, as reported on Warfare News last month.
It is hoped that a memorial to Marine Conway will be in place by November 2012 – the 70th anniversary of the raid, Operation Frankton.
Special Forces Raids(Commemorative magazine)
by Rebecca Lawther
Special Forces are the pinnacle of the Armed Forces.
This title looks at some of the most daring raids the world has seen from the First World War until the present day. Included is the British raid on Zeebrugge during the Great War, the German attack on Fort Eban Emael, the first raids by the Commandos and the establishing of the Long Range Desert Group and SAS.
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