Don ‘Lofty’ Large Dedication

Posted on April 2, 2012 by

Don ‘Lofty’ Large Dedication 

At noon on the 18th March 2012 a bench was dedicated to Don “Lofty” Large who served with distinction in the Glorious Glosters during the battle of the Imjin River in Korea. He was shot and captured and then repatriated after 2 years (still with a bullet in his shoulder). He regained his health and joined 22 SAS Regiment where he fought on the Jebel Akhdar in Northern Oman as well as in Malaya and Borneo, where his patrol successfully ambushed an Indonesian supply boat on the Koemba River. More about Don’s exploits can be found in his own book called “Soldier against the Odds” and in the book by Pete Scholey SAS heroes.

 This dedication was organised by Pete Scholey who has reminded us that Don would have liked a low key affair, resulting in greater significance.  The dedication was held in the Sun Room of the Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove.


Mike Colton
Allied Special Forces Association
P.O. Box 32, Hereford HR1 9DF

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