Useful Links to further information about Phantom
Normandy 44 article by Asher Pirt
Phantom Regiment: Battle of Normandy - a description of how Phantom worked in Normandy focussing on Balfour Paul's Merlin Patrol.
Cyril Geoffery Brain
British trooper and NCO served with Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry in GB, 1936-1940; officer served with 4th Bn Wiltshire Regt, 129th Infantry Bde, 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Div in GB, 7/1940-7/1942; served with West Dorset Scout Section, Home Guard in GB, 7/1942-3/1943; served with GHQ Liaison Regt (Phantom) in GB and North West Europe, 3/1943-5/1945
British officer commanded Motor Cycle Platoon, No 3 British Military and Air Mission (Phantom) in France and Belgium, 1/1940-6/1940; served with No 1 GHQ Reconnaissance Unit and GHQ Liaison Regt (Phantom) in GB, Italy and North West Europe, 6/1940-6/1945
British officer served with No 3 British Military and Air Mission (Phantom) in France, Belgium and GB, 1/1940-6/1940 including sinking of SS Abukir in English Channel, 28/5/1940; served with No 1 GHQ Reconnaissance Unit and GHQ Liaison Regt (Phantom) in GB, 6/1940-1/1943; served with K Sqdn, GHQ Liaison Regt (Phantom) in Tunisia and Italy, 2/1943-11/1943; served with British Military Government in Germany, 1945-1946; civilian servant with Department of Information and Research, Foreign Office, London, GB, 1947-1977
British officer served with 17th Bn Royal Fusiliers in GB, 1940-1942; served with L Squadron, General Headquarters Liaison Regt 'Phantom' in GB, 1942-1944 and attached to 19th US Corps in North West Europe, 1944-1945