Alice is the daughter of Sub-Lieutenant Hugh Arnold, DSC, RNVR, one of three officers on board Motor Launch 446
Will is the grandson of Lieutenant-Commander 'Sam' Beattie, VC, RN
Siobhan, our Events Coordinator, is the granddaughter of Lance-Sergeant Dick Bradley. MM 1/2 Commando
Peter has long been associated with the raid and has conducted numerous tours of the Saint-Nazaire battlefield. He also travels widely to give talks on the raid, and his book, 'Winged Chariot', to be released in August 2016, relates the full story of the involvement of the RAF
MONSIEUR CHARLES NICOL
Charles' interest in the raid and long experience in local government and commerce, makes him the perfect choice as our Liaison Officer in Saint-Nazaire
David is responsible for the Society's P.R. and Communications. His uncle, Second-Lieutenant Morgan Jenkins, 6/2 Commando, was lost when Motor Launch 268 was destroyed by enemy fire.
Jim, our Webmaster, is a military historian, author of two books on the raid and was historical adviser to the Jeremy Clarkson documentary 'The Greatest Raid of All Time'.
MAJOR-GENERAL CORRAN PURDON, CBE, MC, CPM
Corran, a Life President of the Society, led a 12 Commando Demolition Team during the raid and was taken prisoner. He ended the war in Colditz Castle.
MONSIEUR MICHEL EUXIBIE, MBE
The strength of our relationship with the town of Saint-Nazaire had been recognised by the appointment of two local representatives. Michel is our French Life President.
CAPTAIN BOB MONTGOMERY, MC, RE
Bob was one of the Royal Engineer officers who first drew up the demolition plans for the port. He is a President of the Society. (image courtesy Scott VanOsdol)
DR. BILL 'TIGER" WATSON, MC, MBE
As a young Second Lieutenant in 1 Troop 2 Commando, Bill was one of the very few Commandos to land successfully at the Old Mole. He pursued his interrupted medical career after the war.
Nick, son of Lieutenant-Commander 'Sam' Beattie, VC, RN, is our Honorary Chairman and Secretary.
ANN MITCHELL, MBE
Ann, daughter of Captain David Birney, who lost his life during the raid, is our Minute Secretary and Archivist.
Bill, our Honorary Treasurer, is the grandson of Lieutenant Nigel Tibbits, DSC, RN, and a cousin of Lieutenant Bill Green, DSC, RN, Force Navigator for the raid.
Son of Second Lieutenant Bill 'Tiger' Watson, Peter is the Society's Membership Secretary.
2016: meet the Committee....
All material contained in this site is subject to copyright and must not be reproduced in any format without the consent of the relevant copyright holder
With interest in the raid growing all the time, Paul has been appointed the committee's European Ambassador.