From the Editor: Captain Appel

His connection with Zionism was reinforced while serving in the Royal Scots Greys cavalry, when he was sent to Mandate Palestine to fight with a saber and rifle on horseback.

June 27, 2019 08:44
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From the Editor: Captain Appel

Derek Bowden at Tel Nof. (photo credit: SMOKY SIMON)


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British-born Tom Derek Bowden, a Christian cavalry officer later known by his nom de guerre of Captain David Appel, was a hero of Israel’s War of Independence. He died in England on June 10 at 97.


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