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Which of these was an irregular unit of British Special Forces founded in Cairo in 1942 by Major Vladimir...............

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Which of these was an irregular unit of British Special Forces founded in Cairo in 1942 by Major Vladimir Peniakoff that served in the Western Desert during World War II?

posted Aug 18 by Samardeep Acharya

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Popski's Private Army
Peniakoff was nicknamed "Popski" because signallers had trouble with his surname. He was British-educated, a Belgian of Russian parentage. The unit was officially formed as No 1 Demolition Squadron, PPA, part of the 8th Army, to attack Rommel's fuel supplies at the time of the Battles of El Alamein.

answer Aug 19 by Tapesh Kulkarni
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