December 1940

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1940

First attack by Long Range Desert Group

A LRDG patrol pictured in 1942 when they were using Chevrolet trucks.

Trooper Willcox, who was pinned down by M.G. fire, distinguished himself by getting his Lewis gun into a position from which he killed the machine gunner and silenced the gun. The rest of the patrol were unable owing to the difficulties of the ground, to get near enough to engage the enemy. At 1700 hrs when it was beginning to get dark the patrol was withdrawn.