Deployment - S.A.S. & the Special Forces

Early in 1944 the squadron which had been part of the Dieppe Raid, men were trained for parachute work and commando raids. After the parachute training they joined the S.A.S. (Special Air Service) or with commando units as their “communications”. When circumstances required it, men were dropped by parachute – sometimes behind the enemy lines at night – with their very small wireless sets as Phantoms skills enabled these short range radio sets to be used at long range.

At the national arboretum there is a monument dedicated to the men of Phantom who served with the S.A.S.

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