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Patch from Mad Mike Hoare's 5 Commando


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Here’s a video with my buddy Harris G, a collector who lives near me in Southern California.

In the 1960’s his dad was an executive with Ford International and athe family lived in South Africa when Harris was in what we Yanks called junior high school.
50 years ago the family took a steamship up the east coast of Africa and Harris was befriended by two members of Mike Hoare’s 5 Commando. Since we did the video, a photo Harris found online shows that one of the guys is J. Van-Der Hoek, who served 1965 in 5 Commando.

 

 

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THIS IS MY SIGNATURE!

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Very neat patch & story! Glad it was rediscovered!

 

I was glad I was able to record the story. He was a good sport about it. We were drinking beers on my patio when he started telling the story and I stopped him and said, "Wait...I gotta get this on video."

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