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Ivan Lyon
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Donald Davidson
John Hargreaves ...
Ted Carse
Bill Kerr ...
Paddy McDowell
Christopher Morsley ...
Bob Page
Tim Robertson ...
Colonel Mott
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Bill Reynolds
Timothy Lyn ...
'Taffy' Morris
Jason Donovan ...
'Happy' Huston
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'Joe' Jones
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'Cobber' Cain
Gerry Skilton ...
Andy Crilley
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Horrie Young
Mark McAskill ...
'Poppa' Falls
Don Halbert ...
'Moss' Berryman
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In 1943 a group of Australian and British Commandos used a captured Japanese fishing boat to sail from Australia to Singapore to attack Japanese shipping in Singapore harbour. Using canoes the team paddled through the defences to place Limpet Mines on their targets. The attack was successful with seven ships being sunk or damaged.

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Colonel Mott: [to Major Lyon] *I* think your "absurd, impractical, scheme" just might *work*!... so pick a team, the best you can find, and leave the brass hats to *me*!
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The end credits state that a year after Operation Jaywick, Ivan Lyon led another attack on Singapore by submarine. Lyon and those who accompanied him died. They included Donald Davision, Bob Page, Poppa Falls,Happy Huston and Boof Marsh. See more »

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Just to let future readers know, both this movie and the sequel are available on Amazon's UK site. At time of posting (August 2010 it is available new for £34.99 and used from £16.99 which is not too bad). I looked all over the place with no luck, and then I tried Amazon not expecting a result and was pleasantly surprised. Get in there quick and buy this brilliant set. The film is a brilliantly produced film, fairly close to the book and in my opinion just as good, which is a rare thing to be honest. Seeing Jason Donovan as I remember him when I was 14 was a bit of a blast from the past and a good excuse to sit down and reflect on times gone by. I can not understand why this film has not been made available on DVD or even as a download somewhere because I am sure that it would certainly sell.


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