5727819 George S H BIFFIN, 1 SAS

Discussion in 'Special Forces' started by wtid45, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. ACtwelve

    ACtwelve New Member

    Hello hellyhansen and wtid45
    I came across this thread while googling some family members. Frank Gleeson was a relative and I'd be interested to hear from you hellyhansen. I've also found this thread where he's mentioned and pictured on page 2 (you may already have seen this!) 6th Airborne Division - Prisoners of War
  2. Bala

    Bala Member

    There have been discussions about George Biffin SAS. He and about 50 others joined SAS from Auxiliary Units.
    The attached document explains how they were recruited into SAS. It lists the names of them. There are some 16 names of men that may have joined SAS. Can anyone confirm enlistment?

    Thank you

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  3. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Took me a while to dig this one out, George Biffin's story from The Mars and Minerva from some years back (with apologies for the upload quality, either the scanner or my eyes need a good clean)

    Hopefully this will answer a few questions for folks that have contributed to this thread.

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  4. Bala

    Bala Member

  5. Bala

    Bala Member

    Many thanks Jim - Very useful and interesting
  6. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

    Trooper Biffin's POW Card WO 416/29/321

    Name: George Sidney Biffin.

    Date of Birth: 29 December 1918.

    Place of Birth: Fordingbridge, Hampshire.

    Service: British Army.

    Rank: Private.

    Regiment/Unit/Squadron: [Army Air Corps].

    Service Number: 5727819.

    Date of Capture: [unspecified].

    Theatre of Capture: [unspecified].

    Camp Name/Number: Stalag IXC Bad Sulza.

    PoW number: 53176.

    Date of Death: [unspecified].

    Number of Photographs: 0.

    Number of Fingerprints: 0.

    Number of X-rays: 0.

    Number of Cards: 4
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