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The Second World War

Photograph of the Maquis

Description:

Photograph of the maquis from the Pithiviers area in late 1944. This is the group that worked along side Cecil Riding in France.

 

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:2012.18.80
Digital Number:
DMCR031n
Copyright:
Dumfries and Galloway Council