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The Second World War

"Soldier" Magazine Articles

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Articles and photograph from the "soldier" magazine, june 1945. Cecil Riding is third from left.

 

Photograph from the "soldier" magazine, June 1945. Major Ian Fenwick and two French Maquis in an SAS jeep 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.

Materials/Media:
Magazine/photograph
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2012.18.61
Digital Number:
DMCR052a-d
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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