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The Second World War

Hack saw

Description:

Hack saw carried by Cecil Riding during his time with the SAS.

 

Captain Cecil Riding (Jock) grew up near Lockerbie in Dumfriesshire. In 1940 he joined the Coldstream Guards before transferring to the Highland Light Infantry in 1941. In February 1944 Cecil Riding was selected for the newly formed Special Air Service (SAS) and was posted on special duty throughout occupied Western Europe in 1944 and 1945 for which he was awarded the Military Cross.

Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2012.18.112
Digital Number:
DMCR033n
Copyright:
Dumfries and Galloway Council