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Hi John, Sir.
I had to change internet service provider in 2014. I am currently with Utility Warehouse. My previous computer, with so much research stored on it about my grandfather Lt. Colonel Jimmy Magee, Knight of Malta, 21 Ind, Co and 22 Ind Co as company commander, after being commissioned in 1943, was hacked into with an agressive destructive virus, which in spite of all attempts, had to be decommissioned carefully, although I did save some information on a disk. I am glad the photo from IWM Paradata at Hardwick Hall in 1942 is still on this site. Is it possible you still have the excellent article you wrote, based on information I supplied in 2013? I have had some murmers from my family, less informed about Grandad's life, but I spent a lot of time with him, and with his friends in the UDR etc, with whom he served as 2Ic 10 UDR Belfast, between 1977 and 1981, when he retired completely as a Lt. Colonel
Hello Matte, I am still writing my book on Operation Pistol - send me your email and I will send to you some information. M father was also part of the Multo Stanco group photograph. SQMS J Alcock 2 SAS. My email is ggalcock@btinternet.com
On my Easter trip to the Operational area of Pistol 1944 I discovered from local people that two German officers were killed on the train that my father and his men blew off the lines. I also discovered the Gestapo visited a farm where he and his patrol were hiding. The SAS were just behind a door within the farm and ready to shoot the Gestapo if they had opened it.