The pictures of Jock Lewes amongst his family, comrades and friends reflect much of his significant contribution to the British Army, the British Council and British Rowing.
David and Jock in Germany (1935) where the older brother later gained a measure of his opposite numbers in the Wermacht and SS. John Lewes Archive.
President of the Oxford University Boat Club that ended Cambridge’s thirteen Consecutive wins in 1937. Jock also significantly developed Oxford's second crew, Isis, so that all trial oarsmen were properly valued. John Lewes Archive.
Cadet Corporal David Lewes, King’s School, 1931. Bugler and leading Chemist. David began working with Jock on explosives at the tender age of ten. John Lewes Archive.
Jock Lewes winning the Single Sculls in 1936. John Lewes Archive.
Jock and Sandy Gordon winning the Double Sculls in 1936. John Lewes Archive.
Jock upright at eight months. John Lewes Archive.
Lt. Jock Lewes photographed in Cairo after demonstrating his successful SAS concept, training, recruiting and Lewes Bomb, December 1941. John Lewes Archive.
Jock Lewes winning the Silver Sculls, 1936. John Lewes Archive.
The original notebook used by Lt. Jock Lewes in the first days of the birth of the Special Air Service. John Lewes Archive.
Lt. Jock Lewes, founder of the SAS concept in May 1941. Quiet, dark, completely unlike anything else by Rex Whistler and hinting of a powerful future (1940). John Lewes Archive.
The Memorial statue of Lt. Jock Lewes unveiled by HRH Prince William. John Lewes Archive.
Lord Jellicoe and Major Pat Riley at the SAS Originals’ reunion at the Duke of York’s Sergeant’s Mess, London, 1994. John Lewes Archive.
Arthur Lewes in his garden at Little Fernside, Middlesex, in 1954. Lewes Archive.
Lewes’s idea of small teams of specialist troops disrupting forces behind enemy lines was instrumental in securing an Allied victory in the war. Imperial War Museum.
SAS attack on German Airfield, 1942. Pen & Sword Books Ltd.
The Oxford University Boat Club: the winning crew in 1937. John Lewes Archive.
David Stirling and Jock Lewes hatching a plot, 1941. John Lewes Archive.
Pioneering parachuting in Africa: Jock nursing an injured wrist after forward rolling from a truck travelling at 35 mph. John Lewes Archive.
Mirren Barford met Jock Lewes at his sister’s wedding in 1939. John Lewes Archive.
Major Jim Almonds MM and Major Pat Riley DCM to the left of Stirling's portrait with several SAS Originals at their reunion at the Duke of York's Sergeants' Mess, London, 1994. John Lewes Archive.
Jock with Lady Mairi Stewart at the St Andrew’s Eve Ball at Grosvenor House, 1938. At this time Jock was serving the British Council. The Lady Magazine.
Jock went to a ball with Senta Adriano where he observed both Hitler and Goebbels, 1938. John Lewes Archive.
Jock, Senta and Ludeloff von Bredow whose father had been killed in the Night of the Long Knives in 1934. John Lewes Archive.
SAS attack on Axis airfield 1942. Pen and Sword Books Ltd.
Jock decided his best friend, David Winser, would make the Oxford Boat go faster by replacing him just before the 1937 victory over Cambridge. John Lewes Archive.
Jock loved elegant fast cars. Here he is with Donald Paton in ‘Nancy Lea’. His own was an old Alvis called, ‘Alice.’ John Lewes Archive.