Lieutenant-Colonel Alastair Pearson

 

Lt-Colonel Alastair Pearson (right) with Field Marshal Montgomery (second right), during an inspection of the 8th Battalion. Montgomery is exchanging a few words with John Marshall, Pearson's Second-in-Command. Left to right: Sergeant Hutchinson, Private Arthur Platt (partially obscured, murdered on the 6th June 1944) and Lance-Corporal Ford.