Captain Bobby Fachiri

Captain Bobby Fachiri, who has died aged 92, won an MC serving with T-Force, an elite Army formation, in the final weeks of the Second World War.

At the instigation of Ian Fleming, then with Naval Intelligence, a detachment of Commandos known as 30 Assault Unit (30AU) began, in the wake of the invasions of North Africa and Italy, to seize key items of enemy technology. These included coding machines as well as secret weapons. T (for Target)-Force operated on the same principle during the drive into Germany, often racing against time to secure research facilities before they were destroyed, or to find prominent scientists and industrialists before they fell into the hands of the Soviets.