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MAJOR MARTIN, ROYAL MARINES

officer would have had to wear proper uniformand although a battledress need not fit too accurately, naval uniform would have to be made to measure. We formed a horrid mental picture of Gieves' cutter being brought down to measure and fit our corpse for its uniform, and discarded that suggestion!
The only other possibility which would keep this "officer" under naval control was that he should join the Royal Marines: that would ease the problem of uniform, but it would bring a number of other problems. Firstly, we had banked on the fact that the wartime Army was so big that there were many units whose officers would not be astonished if they heard of an officer of their unit whom they did not know existed, whereas the Royals are a small corps, and even in wartime most of the officers know one another-or at least know of one another. Secondly, there was the difficulty of obtaining a photograph. For various reasons, we had not got, and could not get, any photograph of the young man whose body we were using which was suitable for an identity card in his new personality, and we had banked on the fact that Army officers did not carry identity cards with photographs when going abroad-but Royal Marine officers did.
We discussed these problems at some length; we easily appreciated the danger that might be caused by the small number that there was of Royal Marine officers, and that if the body was sent by the Spaniards to Gibraltar for burial the danger that we had anticipated if the body of an Army officer was sent there would be enormously increased;

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