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This specially produced bookplate has been professionally produced on high quality glossy paper. It features the genuine signature of SAS WW2 founder member George Jellicoe., mounted underneath a high quality image of the wartime SAS desert rogue heroes. This collectable bookplate measures roughly 19cm x 12cm and fits well in most books on the SAS ( see photo, book not included ).

In October 1939, Jellicoe was a cadet in the first wartime intake at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards on 23 March 1940, before joining No. 8 (Guards) Commando, with whom on 31 January 1941 he sailed to the Middle East with Colonel Bob Laycock's Layforce (whose commando officers included Evelyn Waugh, Randolph Churchill, Philip Dunne, Carol Mather, David Stirling, and many distinguished others). He served with L Detachment (from April 1942) (with some of the above and Stephen Hastings), which was the nucleus of the Special Air Service. He was mentioned in despatches thrice, and wounded (bullet in shoulder) once whilst with the 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards, in 22 (Guards) Brigade in the Western Desert in January 1941. He won the DSO in November 1942 for operating on a raid that claimed to have blown up more than 20 German aircraft (Ju 88s) on Heraklion airfield, Crete,

SAS Rogue Heroes Founder Member George Jellicoe Signed Glossy Bookplate

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