Major George Crocker MC, 6th Battalion, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, using a No 8 Mk III wireless set, November 1943
Photograph by Major Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War Two, Italy, 1943.
One of the standard British wireless sets of World War Two, the No. 18 set was a man pack transceiver developed for short range infantry communication. Major Crocker was killed in action on 3 November 1943 at the Second Battle of San Salvo, having been awarded the Military Cross at Centuripe in Sicily the previous August for 'conspicuous gallantry and leadership'.
From a photograph album containing 246 photographs compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters).
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