Warfare in News

Posted on Friday 15th June

John Lewes, the nephew and biographer of Lt Jock Lewes – one of the founders of the SAS – will be opening the new SAS War Diary Display at Airborne Assault - The Museum of The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces at IWM Duxford on Saturday, 16 June at 11.00am.

The centre piece of the display is a copy of the SAS War Diary, a massive single war diary compiled by a former SAS soldier after the unit was disbanded, and kept secret for many years.

The diary has now been reproduced with the permission of the SAS association, with profit from sales going back to the SAS Association to support soldiers.

Lt Jock Lewes was tragically killed in action in Libya on one of the first SAS missions in December 1941. His nephew and biographer, John Lewes, will be joined at the event by Mr Martin Morgan, who helped produce the Diary, along with representatives of a wartime Airborne Living History group to
provide atmosphere to the event.

Further Reading

Jock Lewes: Co-Founder of the SAS

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Jock Lewes: Co-Founder of the SAS

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by John Lewes

Drawing on hitherto unpublished personal journals, this account of John Lewes’s life, tragically cut short on 31 December 1941 during a SAS deep penetration patrol, makes for a compelling read. Brought up in the Australian out back where he learnt self-discipline and self-reliance, he went on to have a brilliant career at Oxford University, as President of the Boat Club he was instrumental in the dramatic 1937 victory against Cambridge. Thereafter he spent time in… Read more...


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