Saunders was in Manchester, presumptively late 1950. Saunders was with another squad protecting Manchester Cathedral and he was one of the few soldiers to actually manage to kill a Howler and commenting that it was "as big as a horse and bulletproof." He also stated that he only survived because of an "old shotgun" he had found. At some point he escaped the cathedral and appeared later during Operation Shear as a Squad Leader in charge of H Troop, in which they were tasked in sealing all the tunnels surrounding the tunnel nexus in Nottingham. Saunders survived the operation.