Recollections of Osnabruck by Eric Taylor 46RM Commando.
Owner: Peter Rogers
Extract from Army Commandos 1940 - 45 by Mike Chappel
"In Sep 1942 the Middle East Commando took part in their last operation - a raid on Torbruk. Whilst the Royal Marines (Force A) landed from sea, Commando Force B travelled across the dessert to their target in the vehicles of the Long Range Desert Group - a voyage of 2,000 miles. The raid went disasterously wrong. The Royal Navy lost a number of ships, including a cruiser, and only 90 Royal Marines returned. Force B were trapped within enemy lines and destroyed, only three men returning. The photograph above is of Commando officers of Force B on the outward journey, three of whom were still wearing the Balmoral bonnets and black hackles of No.11 (Scottish) Commando."