I was extremely sad to read about the recent passing of CQMS. Duncan Bett, formerly of the 13th King's (Liverpool) Regiment and a veteran survivor of Operation Longcloth. I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Bett, but was well aware of his outstanding performance as a soldier during the first Wingate expedition from books, such as 'March or Die' by Phil Chinnery. Here is a short article from my website about Duncan Bett and his time on Operation Longcloth: http://www.chinditslongcloth1943.com/company-quartermaster-sergeant-duncan-bett.html His passing was announced in the recent edition of the Burma Star Association magazine, Dekho. He was one of last surviving members of the Longcloth Club and possibly the last living soldier from Major Scott's 8 Column. Attached is the only photograph I possess of CQMS. Bett, taken in India pre-Chindit 1.