Critique. There is no question of a seperate history of American
activities as distinct from British. All were amalgamated as one
party with no operational division. Sections within Sixta were headed
variously by British or American personnel and were staffed by both. In
some cases American officers and non-coms worked under the supervision
of British sergeants; in other instances American officers were in charge
of groups of mixed personnel. The arrangement, placing emphasis on oper-
ational experience rather than rank, was entirely harmonious and successful.
The general impression gained by most of the American party in
Sixta was that the organisation, methods of operation and actual results
obtained left nothing to be desired. The flow of work seemed always to
be efficiently handled with a minimum of administrative interferance.
Of particular interest was the manner in which British colleagues
found their diligence rewarded. Promotions were frequent for the deserv-
ing and a continuous flow of qualified NCO's to Officers' Candidate School
was always maintained.