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Craig Robertson
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Source : WO 179/1994 National Archives Thanks to Mark Hickman of Pegasus Archive for supplying the War Diary : https://www.pegasusarchive.org/ PLACE DATE SUMMARY OF EVENTS AND INFORMATION Field 1 Aug 43 Showers in the morning clear in the afternoon, rain in evening. H.Q. had a parade in the...
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Source : WO 179/1994 National Archives Thanks to Mark Hickman of Pegasus Archive for supplying the War Diary : https://www.pegasusarchive.org/ PLACE DATE SUMMARY OF EVENTS AND INFORMATION REFERENCES TO APPENDICES Carter Bks, Bulford 1 Jan Clear and warm. In the morning all personnel were...
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Source : WO 179/1994 National Archives Thanks to Mark Hickman of Pegasus Archive for supplying the War Diary : https://www.pegasusarchive.org/ PLACE DATE SUMMARY OF EVENTS AND INFORMATION In The Field 1 Jan Weather clear all day. A small arms inspection held at 1400 hrs. A recce party went...
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Source : National Archives ADM 202/87 Note i have added 'Roll of Honour' and 'Awards' to each year of the diary. Please let me know if any typing errors or errors to the text found. PLACE DATE HOUR SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REMARKS London 4 Feb 42 a.m. Capt.P.W.C.Hellings. D.S.C., detached...
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Source : National Archives ADM 202/87 Note i have added 'Roll of Honour' and 'Awards' to each year of the diary, the awards section is not fully completed. Please let me know if any typing errors or errors to the text found.
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Source : National Archives ADM 202/87 Note i have added 'Roll of Honour' and 'Awards' to each year of the diary, the awards section is not fully completed. Please let me know if any typing errors or errors to the text found.
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Source : National Archives ADM 202/87 Note i have added 'Roll of Honour' and 'Awards' to each year of the diary, the awards section is not fully completed. If an Appendix is added then i have listed it in bold in the 'Appendices' column. Please let me know if any typing errors or errors to the...
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Source : National Archives DEFE 2/51 I have only included selected appendices. Note i have added 'Roll of Honour' and 'Awards' to each year of the diary. Please let me know if any typing errors or errors to the text found.
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REPORT ON ANZIO. Ref. map Italy "Ardea" sheet 158 (iv) 1/50,000. After barely a week in the rest area at VICO EQUENSE the Commando received, on 29th Feb, orders to proceed to ANZIO the following day. All troop less X who remained at Vico, were embarked at POZZUOLI and reached Anzio early on the...
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Royal Marines on the GARIGLIANO. Daring patrols on the GARIGLIANO front in ITALY have earned two M.C.s and three M.M.s for officers and men of a Royal Marine Commando. The awards, recently announced, were Bar to M.C. Capt. Lionel Guy Bradford Marshall M.C. R.M. M.C. Capt. John Patrick O'Brien...
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Source : National Archives WO 169/11083 DATE SUMMARY OF EVENTS AND INFORMATION No I Demolition Sqdr. M.E. war establishment 866/I/5 officers and 18 other ranks. This Unit was formed w.e.f. 10th December 1942. Officers: Major Peniakoff V. M.C. (General List) Commanding Officer. Captain...
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Source : National Archive WO 170/3962B Note i did not include the 'Hour' or 'Reference to Appendices' column on some months as not used. Also 'Roll of Honour' and 'Awards' pages not included in the original diary. I added them as summary for year and refernce.
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Source : National Archives WO170/7362 Note i did not include the 'Hour' or 'Reference to Appendices' column on some months as not used. Also 'Roll of Honour' and 'Awards' pages not included in the original diary. I added them as summary for year and refernce.
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Operation "DEVON" Report on landing and subsequent operations of 40 R.M. Cdo. in area TERMOLI Ref.Map. ITALY 1/250,000. Sheet 30. OBJECT OF OPERATION. 1. To land west of the town of TERMOLI, capture the town and port. To form a rd. block 7977. PLAN. 2. The Cdo. was to land about 1 mile West...
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REPORT ON VIBO VALENTIA. No. 40, R. M. COMMANDO. The Commando embarked near MESSINA at 1700hrs. 7 Sept43. The craft used were 3LCI, each of which towed two LCA. The force was divided into two, Force 1 consisting of A. B.& Xtps and Force 11 of P. Q. Y. & mortars. The six LCA WERE being used...
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OPERATION FLOUNCED No1 TOP SECRET 40 R.M. COMMANDO Report on Operation "FLOUNCED" REF. Map YUGOSLAVIA - 1/100,000, Sheet 109. Friday, 2nd June 1944. 2115 hours Orders received to embark at VIS by 2230 hours. 2245 hours H.Q., A, Q & Y Troops mustered at VIS. 2330 hours Embarked in L.C.I...
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40 R.M.COMMANDO. REPORT ON THE LANDING IN SICILY. PHASE I. At 0300 hrs. on the 10th. July 1943 the Commando embarked from M.V. "Derbyshire" into the 127th. Flotilla. Commando landed at 0315hrs. on right of alterative beach, Force I and Force II were both one troop short, one Pl. of "Y" Tp. one...
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40 ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO OPERATION 'IMPACT' Ref Map :- ITALY 1:50,000 (Sheet 89 IV ALPHONSINE) GENERAL. Operation 'Impact' was carried out by 169 In Bde with tk and arty spt. The op commenced on the night of 10 Apr 45. 40 RM Cdo were to move under cover of darkness along the ARGINE running...
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OPERATION JUBILEE From the war diary: Report on Events on 19 Aug 42, off Dieppe of A. Coy, Royal Marine Commando by Capt. P. W. C. Hellings, D.S.C. R.M. Statement by O.C. 'B' Coy, Capt. R.K.Devereaux, R.M. Statement by Ply.x. 2505 Cpl. W.J.Harvey. Report on Events on 19 Aug 42, off Dieppe by...
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MAPS. 1:100,000 GREECE SHEET Z2 KERKIRA REPORT ON ATTACK ON SARANDE ---- 9TH OCTOBER 1944. 0330 hrs - 0415 hrs. Artillery shelled enemy positions SARANDE AREA. 0400 X,P,Y Troop advanced in direction of SARANDE from F.O.P. 0545 X,Y Troops held up by Spandau's at 314300. Capt.Hiles (O.C. X...
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