This site is dedicated to those we
have left behind.
Cpl. Cameron John - Lovat
Scouts - 'B' Patrol of Popski's Private Army
Tpr. Croghan Tommy - 3rd Hussars - 'R' Patrol of Popski's
Sgt. Curtis Charles - R.E. - 'P' Patrol of Popski's
Dvr. Gaskell William - R.A.S.C. - HQ of Popski's Private
Pte. Hunther John - Argryll &
Sutherland - 'B' Patrol of Popski's Private Army
Lt. McCallum Ian - 27th Lancers - 'B' Patrol of Popski's
Spr. McDowall Richard - R.E. - 'B' Patrol of Popski's
Lt. MacGillivray D. - Derbyshire Yeomanry - HQ of Popski's
Sgt. Porter David (D.C.M.) - R.E. - 'P' Patrol of Popski's
Tpr. Rogers Arthur - Recce Rgt. - 'B' Patrol of Popski's
Cpl. Snape James - R.A.C. - 'Blitz' Patrol of Popski's
Pte. White Albert - Oxford & Bucks - 'S' Patrol of
Popski's Private Army
To Lt. Col. Vladimir Peniakoff
'Popski' Himself, who deceased in May 1951,
and to all the men who served in Popski's Private Army.
- This is a very
comprehensive site, and I hope it stimulates
discussion about PPA.
I've spent a great deal of time looking into PPA
myself, and I'm particularly interested in
assessing its legacy as a military unit. Of
those members of PPA I've had the honour to talk
to or to correspond with, I can say that they
really are a remarkable group of men, generous
with their time and considerate when addressing
my lengthy interrogations!
There's a lot in this site, and I hope it will
lead people to discover the many other
fascinating details of this unit's history.
PPA has its detractors, and I am content to put
this down, to some extent, to unit rivalry. What
can't be disputed is the courage of the men who
served with PPA. To my mind that is not in
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