Spirit of Resistance

James Michael CALVERT

Brigadier James Michael CALVERT DSO

US Silver Star, Norwegian Cross of Liberty, Légion d’Honneur


Fought in Norway as Captain, Royal Engineers: joined, via MIR, Auxiliary Units stay-behind parties in Kent and Sussex: posted to Australia to train Independent Companies: thence to Burma to command Jungle Warfare School with which he retreated into India.  Served as Column Commander on the first, then Brigade Commander on the second of Orde Wingate’s Chindit expeditions into Burma, 1943-44.  Commander, SAS Brigade in Netherlands, Germany and Norway, 1945.  Influential figure in post-war revival of special forces.