Commando General: The Life of Major General Sir Robert by Richard B Mead

By Richard B Mead

continuously marked out for top rank, Robert Laycock got here into his personal whilst chosen to elevate eight Commando, a brand new ‘crack’ unit early within the moment international battle. After education, 7, eight and eleven Commandos have been despatched to the center East in early 1941 and all grew to become Layforce less than Laycock’s command. Layforce used to be disbanded after Crete fell. Laycock took half within the abortive raid on Rommel’s HQ.

As commander of the distinctive carrier Brigade Laycock performed an immense function within the Sicily landings and at Salerno. In October 1943 he succeeded Mountbatten as leader of mixed Operations, coordinating mixed prone operations and coaching and attending Allied conferences.

In later existence Laycock turned Governor of Malta and Colonel of the SAS. during this lengthy past due biography, the writer finds the element of this high-quality soldier’s personality and wonderful army record.

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