On 22 October 2014, Major(Ret) Hermann Adler was inducted into the Distinguished Member of the Special Forces Regiment at a small private ceremony held at his home. LTG Charles T. Cleveland, former Commanding General, US Army Special Operations and his staff performed the ceremony with LTG Cleveland performing the induction.
Major Retired Leslie “Les” Rutherford was a Warrant Officer ( later Officer Commanding) the Royal Engineers Diving Unit in Kiel Germany.
Les remembered well a visit by the guys from Det “A” Berlin to his unit at Kiel in the 80’s. They cross trained on each other’s Kit, worked and played hard.
The Royal Engineers worked on diving and U/W demolition training with Detachment”A” at Kiel in the 80’s . Detachment”A” members then went on to train with the German Navy ‘ Kampfschwimmer’ at Eckenförde.
The Royal Engineers Diving Unit were presented a plaque from Detachment”A” with a photo of the team which his old Boss Captain Tom Flower preserved.
This is Major Rutherford with Detachment”A”‘ a Dräger one-man decompression portable chamber.
An example of some of our German counterparts that we worked and trained with. These are from Pete Kelley.
Former SGM of Detachment”A” Jeff Raker gave a powerful speech at the Detachment”A” get together on 17 September 2016. Here is Part I.