About The Site:

This site is dedicated to the memory of Special Forces from World War 2 to the present who served and died in places and under circumstances most of us can only imagine in our worst nightmares.

My research has taken nearly 40 years and is sadly still ongoing as wars and conflicts show no sign of abating worldwide.

I sincerely hope that no information,errors or omissions cause any offence to families or Associations.

I hope this site serves as an everlasting memorial to past,present and future Special Forces.

Please feel free to contact me re errors or additional material.

In memory of my late father-in-law Adam Anderson,PPA 1944-45.

John Robertson, Ayr, Scotland

Please note all dates given numerically are in the British format. i.e. 5.3.2008 is 5th March 2008 and not 3rd May 2008

John RobertsonRIP John Robertson
It is with great sadness that i have to report the passing of my dad, John Robertson. Today June 9th he passed away after a long, hard battle with cancer. He began this site 15 years ago after many years of passion for military history. The site has grown and grown due to his love of helping people find out more about lost relatives.
CategoryEntries
14th INTELL - 14th Intelligence Company,Intelligence Corps (now Special Reconnaissance Regiment)Roll of Honour : 9
Awards : 7
Images : 18
200 FLIGHT RAAF - Royal Australian Air Force 200 (Special Duties ) FlightRoll of Honour : 32
Awards : 0
Images : 17
22 SAS - 22nd Special Air Service RegimentRoll of Honour : 156
Awards : 249
Images : 546
3 CDO BDE - 3rd Commando Brigade,Royal Marines 1946 -Roll of Honour : 1038
Awards : 497
Images : 511
AATTV - Australian Army Training Team VietnamRoll of Honour : 34
Awards : 122
Images : 125
AIR AMERICA - Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America (CIA owned and operated)Roll of Honour : 243
Awards : 1
Images : 41
AIR COMMANDO - U.S.A.A.F. Air Commando Groups 1944-1945Roll of Honour : 132
Awards : 37
Images : 144
AIR COMMANDO 2 - U.S.A.F. Air Commando units postwarRoll of Honour : 1185
Awards : 516
Images : 1716
ALAMO SCOUTS - U.S. 6th Army Special Reconnaissance UnitRoll of Honour : 13
Awards : 28
Images : 36
ARMY CDOS - British Army Commandos and Special Service Troops 1940-45Roll of Honour : 1138
Awards : 616
Images : 656
AUSTRALIAN COMMANDOS - Independent Companies and Commando Squadrons AIFRoll of Honour : 321
Awards : 40
Images : 97
AUSTRALIAN COMMANDOS 2 - Australian Commando units postwarRoll of Honour : 25
Awards : 13
Images : 47
BEACH JUMPERS - U.S. Navy Beach Jumper Units (Special Warfare)Roll of Honour : 5
Awards : 2
Images : 17
BELGIUM - Belgian Secret AgentsRoll of Honour : 212
Awards : 17
Images : 60
CANADIAN PARA - 1st Canadian Parachute Bn 1942-45Roll of Honour : 146
Awards : 14
Images : 73
CANADIAN SPECIAL OPS - Canadian Special Ops and Airborne Forces postwarRoll of Honour : 80
Awards : 18
Images : 78
CARPETBAGGERS - U.S.A.A.F.-O.S.S. Special Operations Units 1943-45Roll of Honour : 231
Awards : 14
Images : 149
CHINDITS 1943 - 77th Indian Infantry Brigade (1st Chindit Expedition)Roll of Honour : 527
Awards : 58
Images : 44
CHINDITS 1944 - 3rd Indian Infantry Division (Special Force) (2nd Chindit Expedition)Roll of Honour : 1790
Awards : 327
Images : 130
CIA - U.S. Central Intelligence AgencyRoll of Honour : 117
Awards : 39
Images : 291
COASTWATCHERS - Allied Coast Watch Organisation (Allied Intelligence Bureau) 1941-45Roll of Honour : 22
Awards : 39
Images : 43
CODE TALKERS - U.S. Marine Corps Navajo Code TalkersRoll of Honour : 14
Awards : 0
Images : 27
COPP - Combined Operations Pilotage PartiesRoll of Honour : 12
Awards : 63
Images : 77
CZECHOSLOVAKIA - Czech Secret AgentsRoll of Honour : 20
Awards : 1
Images : 30
DAMBUSTERS - 617 (Special Duties) Squadron,R.A.F. 1943-45Roll of Honour : 204
Awards : 155
Images : 311
DETACHMENT 385 - Royal Marine Detachment 385 (Small Operations Group)Roll of Honour : 6
Awards : 0
Images : 7
EOD - British Explosive Ordnance Disposal units 1940-Roll of Honour : 152
Awards : 345
Images : 113
FIJI GUERILLAS - No 1 Commando Fiji GuerillasRoll of Honour : 14
Awards : 11
Images : 11
FORCE RECON - U.S. Marine Corps Force ReconnaissanceRoll of Honour : 565
Awards : 337
Images : 721
FRANCE - French Secret AgentsRoll of Honour : 36
Awards : 40
Images : 93
FRESHMAN - Operation FreshmanRoll of Honour : 41
Awards : 0
Images : 21
FSSF - First Special Service Force (The Devil's Brigade or the North Americans)Roll of Honour : 501
Awards : 206
Images : 4747
GREEN BERETS - U.S.Army Special ForcesRoll of Honour : 1250
Awards : 1357
Images : 2930
HOLLAND - Dutch Secret AgentsRoll of Honour : 83
Awards : 8
Images : 72
INDIAN PARA - 50th and 77th Indian Parachute Brigades 1941-46Roll of Honour : 274
Awards : 5
Images : 11
JEDBURGH - Jedburgh Teams (BCRA,OSS,SOE)Roll of Honour : 36
Awards : 162
Images : 191
LRDG - Long Range Desert Group (formerly Long Range Patrol Unit)Roll of Honour : 57
Awards : 129
Images : 197
MARS TASK FORCE - U.S. Army 5332nd Brigade (Provisional)Roll of Honour : 64
Awards : 71
Images : 45
MARSOC - U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations CommandRoll of Honour : 41
Awards : 39
Images : 101
MERRILL'S MARAUDERS - U.S.Army 5307 Composite Unit (Provisional) (Task Force Galahad)Roll of Honour : 356
Awards : 4039
Images : 1063
NCDUs - U.S. Navy Naval Combat Demolition UnitsRoll of Honour : 40
Awards : 30
Images : 76
NIGHTSTALKERS - U.S.Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)Roll of Honour : 104
Awards : 91
Images : 150
NORWAY - Norwegian Secret AgentsRoll of Honour : 393
Awards : 65
Images : 504
OSS - U.S. Office of Strategic ServicesRoll of Honour : 156
Awards : 2024
Images : 600
PALESTINE - Palestinian Secret AgentsRoll of Honour : 23
Awards : 0
Images : 28
PARAMARINES - 1st Marine Parachute Regiment,U.S.M.C. 1940-44Roll of Honour : 99
Awards : 37
Images : 63
PARAS - Parachute Regiment 1941 - 45Roll of Honour : 2358
Awards : 667
Images : 489
PARAS 2 - Parachute Regiment postwarRoll of Honour : 468
Awards : 356
Images : 281
PHANTOM - Phantom SignalsRoll of Honour : 42
Awards : 63
Images : 144
POLAND - Polish Secret AgentsRoll of Honour : 6
Awards : 1
Images : 16
POLISH PARA - Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade 1941-47Roll of Honour : 98
Awards : 246
Images : 112
PPA - Popski's Private Army (No 1 Demolition Squadron)Roll of Honour : 15
Awards : 26
Images : 532
RAF SPECIAL DUTIES - Royal Air Force Special Duties Squadrons WW2Roll of Honour : 808
Awards : 388
Images : 230
RAIDERS - U.S.Marine Corps Raider BattalionsRoll of Honour : 307
Awards : 192
Images : 596
RAN BEACH COMMANDOS - Royal Australian Navy Beach Commandos 1942-45Roll of Honour : 5
Awards : 4
Images : 86
RANCDT - Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving TeamsRoll of Honour : 2
Awards : 46
Images : 52
RANGERS - U.S.Army Ranger Battalions 1942-1945Roll of Honour : 565
Awards : 339
Images : 631
RANGERS 2 - U.S.Army Ranger Units PostwarRoll of Honour : 751
Awards : 411
Images : 1291
RHODESIA - Rhodesian Special ForcesRoll of Honour : 129
Awards : 156
Images : 239
RM CDOS - Royal Marine Commandos 1942-45Roll of Honour : 870
Awards : 203
Images : 185
RMBPD - Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment (Cockleshell Heroes)Roll of Honour : 9
Awards : 7
Images : 20
RN CDOS - Royal Navy CommandosRoll of Honour : 20
Awards : 146
Images : 45
RSR - Raiding Support RegimentRoll of Honour : 20
Awards : 18
Images : 38
SAS - Special Air Service Regiment (1941-1945)Roll of Honour : 511
Awards : 601
Images : 1856
SAS (TA) - Special Air Service Regiment (Territorial and Volunteer Units)Roll of Honour : 25
Awards : 53
Images : 25
SASNZ - Special Air Service (New Zealand)Roll of Honour : 13
Awards : 46
Images : 38
SASR - Special Air Service Regiment (Australia)Roll of Honour : 68
Awards : 81
Images : 194
SBS - Special Boat Sections (Army Commando)Roll of Honour : 13
Awards : 55
Images : 76
SCOUTS AND RAIDERS - U.S. Navy Scouts and Raiders WW2Roll of Honour : 7
Awards : 20
Images : 23
SCUS - R.A.F. Servicing Commando UnitsRoll of Honour : 17
Awards : 24
Images : 17
SEALS - U.S. Navy Seal TeamsRoll of Honour : 249
Awards : 158
Images : 1009
SIS - Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) plus MI5,MI9,etcRoll of Honour : 89
Awards : 186
Images : 458
SOE - Special Operations ExecutiveRoll of Honour : 437
Awards : 929
Images : 1686
SRU - Sea Reconnaissance UnitRoll of Honour : 0
Awards : 3
Images : 22
UDTs - U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition TeamsRoll of Honour : 87
Awards : 151
Images : 128
US PARAS - U.S. Parachute Infantry Regiments (WW2)Roll of Honour : 5671
Awards : 2534
Images : 1590
US PARAS 2 - U.S. Parachute and Airborne Infantry Regiments (postwar)Roll of Honour : 5855
Awards : 2209
Images : 5762
USACAPOC - U.S.Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations CommandRoll of Honour : 112
Awards : 77
Images : 164
V FORCE - British V Force,Burma 1942-45Roll of Honour : 2
Awards : 5
Images : 9
VIPER FORCE - Viper Force,Royal MarinesRoll of Honour : 6
Awards : 3
Images : 1
X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS - Royal Navy Midget Submarines and Human TorpedoesRoll of Honour : 39
Awards : 69
Images : 66
ZSU - Z Special UnitRoll of Honour : 55
Awards : 85
Images : 82

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