Family contribution, Joined the Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry in the late 1930s posted to Aldershot and was a PE instructor and cross country runner. Volunteered for the Commandos about 1941 and sent to Achnacarry Scotland for training.
Known to have served in Burma, Norway, India and Madagascar.
Mentioned in Dispatches in a Burma operation probably on Hill 170 in support of No 1 Commando.
Posted by Philip K Johns on Sun 19 Mar 2017 08:33:52 EDT
Details of casualties added
Posted by Peter Rogers on Thu 16 Mar 2017 18:20:14 EDT
I think that this group is from the RM Commando, latterly 40 RM Commando. There is a similar photograph in Jeff Beadle's book,the Light Blue Lanyard which shows the group dressed the same and the Platoon Commander with a walking cane of some sort. The Commando called for trained volunteers from across the Royal Marines and that included 102 RM Brigade which had an Argyll battalion to bring the brigade up to strength. As the Argylls were serving with the Marines they were considered eligible to volunteer for commando training. The rig in the RM Commando in the early days at the Depot Deal was as you see in the photograph - cap comforter, toggle rope and leather jerkin over battle dress.
Posted by George Gelder on Tue 14 Mar 2017 14:05:20 EDT
3 more names added
Posted by Peter Rogers on Tue 07 Mar 2017 15:32:03 EST
Names added. Thanks Jan.
Posted by Peter Rogers on Sat 04 Mar 2017 06:22:14 EST
Thanks Jan. Names added.
Posted by Peter Rogers on Sat 04 Mar 2017 06:20:16 EST
Permission to colour request denied
Permission is not granted by The Commando Veterans Archive.
Posted by Peter Rogers on Sat 04 Mar 2017 05:50:45 EST
No.3 Commandos celebrate
I am a Digital Colourist with a keen interest in adding colour to this image.
I would like permission to colour it with the intention of posting it here and not for any commercial use.
I am known by the IWM, CWGC, British Army, Western Front Association, 'Herts at War' and many other respected organisations.
If it is acceptable, then I would ask that I am contacted with as much information as possible eg., the location, railway line and date etc.
Posted by Doug Banks on Fri 03 Mar 2017 17:08:02 EST
New higher resolution copy added.
Posted by Peter Rogers on Wed 01 Mar 2017 11:11:53 EST