Steve Moores - 22 Special Air Service Regiment

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Reference WMO/279330


Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove

National Memorial Arboretum

Croxall Road



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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Dhofar Rebellion (1962-1976)
About the memorial: Steve Moores was part of a G Squadron diversionary mission in October 1971 which helped establish the first SAS base on the Jebel (Mountain) during the Dhofar War 1970-76. Whilst taking the fight to the enemy Steve was shot and seriously wounded near the mountain village of Tawi Atair. He sadly died on the way back to the UK on the 8th October 1971 - age 27. This memorial was established by his sister Gill, her children Alastair, Adam & Sophie, and by his brother Stirling & family on the 8th. October 2011.
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Steve Moores Died of wounds on 8th October 1971 Age 27 22 SAS Regiment Coldstream Guards SAS Operation Jaguar commenced at the beginning of October 1971 and Steve was part of a G Squadron diversionary force who's aim was to advance onto the Jebel (mountain) in Dhofar, Oman and draw the Adoo communist fighters away from the main group of B Squadron which was establishing it s first base on the Jebel. G Squadron came under persistent and heavy attack for over 4 days and whilst taking the fight to the enemy near Tawi Atair Steve was shot in the abdomen and died on the way back to the UK. He was the first SAS soldier to lose his life in the Dhofar War 1970-76.

Steve Moores - 22 SAS

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