For all who have contributed to this thread, and prompted by the previous posts of JDKR and Tim(uk) here’s some more stuff I’ve retrieved (from the loft-residing old storage boxes) over the last couple of days. First up is an extract from a personal memoir of (the late) Major Freddie Oakes. In 1945 he was a Lance Corporal signaller in 2 SAS on Operation Archway. It shows that other chaps at least had the opportunity to have been at Bergen-Belsen from the outset of discovery. And for me, on revisiting this, I think what Tim has said above is highly likely. Given that Doc Patterson had his hands mightily full, he may only have gone to the main camp if his medical skills could have been spared from the poor souls he was already having to deal with. Second up below is a stark extract from the Operation Archway signals log, followed thirdly by a Chester Wilmot report from “BBC War Report” (1946 edition). It concurs with what Tim(uk) said regarding what Doc Patterson and the other SAS chaps found on entering Celle. Gracious thanks to Tim for putting me back on the right road regarding this. Fourth up, and as per JDKR earlier post above, extract from the “Liberation” chapter of “SAS Rougue Heroes” by Ben Macintyre (published 2016) regarding who may have been first in to Bergen-Belsen. Many thanks to JDKR for his memory jogging post. Fifthly (finally), more of Richard Dimbleby’s reporting regarding Bergen-Belsen, from “BBC War Report” (again, sourced from the 1946 edition) It is sobering stuff. Kind regards, always, Jim.