Operations

Craig Robertson
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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...
Craig Robertson
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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...
Craig Robertson
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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...
Craig Robertson
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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...
Craig Robertson
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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...
Craig Robertson
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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...
Craig Robertson
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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...
Craig Robertson
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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...
Craig Robertson
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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...
Craig Robertson
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This operation report is taken from 40 RM War Diary, so is their role in operation. Objectives and Tasks 40 R.M. Cdo (i) To carry out feint aslt crossing of F. RENO on orders from Bde, simultaneously with attack by 9 Cdo. (ii) To provide two Tps in area 637556 in immediate mob res. (iii) To...
Craig Robertson
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INDEX SUMMARY. 1. Planning 2. Dropping 3. Summary of Operation 4. Damage Inflicted 5. Casualties REPORTS. 1. Report by Lieutenant Bell 2. Report by Sgt. Daniels 3. Report by Cpl. Tomasso 4. Precis of Report by Sgt. Robinson OPERATION SPEEDWELL 1. PLANNING. This operation was planned against...
Craig Robertson
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Object:- Attack landing grounds at (a) TMIMI, and (b) GAZALA, and destroy enemy aircraft. Method:- By parachute, to be picked up by L.R.D.G. Strength:- (a) TMIMI Party:- Lt. Mayne, Sgts. MacDonald and Kershaw, Cpl. White, Pcts. White, Seekings, Hawkins, Arnold, Kendall, Chesworth, Bennett (b)...
Craig Robertson
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CONTENTS "A" COY 1 CDN PARA BN - NARRATIVE OF FIRST TWO DAYS OF PRESENT OPERATION "B" COY NARRATIVE ON "D", "D1" "C" COY NARRATIVE, D Day & D 1 (Mar 24 & 25, 1945) VICKERS PLATOON D AND D PLUS ONE MORTAR PLATOON PIAT PLATOON Experiences of Capt (now Major) J.A. CLANCY, POW from 24 MAR 45 until...
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