Commandos - United We Conquer
Welcome to the Commando Veterans Archive
The Commando Veterans Archive has been developed in order to appeal to all those who have an interest in the Commandos. The first Commando units formed were the Army Commando Units of WW2, formed in 1940. These were followed by the Royal Marine Commandos. The Navy and RAF also provided Commando personnel in WW2. If you have earned the right to wear the coveted Green Beret and be called Commando, or you are family or friends of the Commandos you are welcome to add to and enjoy the site.
Please feel free to pay tribute, research or simply satisfy the curiosity that you may have about the proud history of the Commandos.
Looking for Information?
Whilst we have over 10,000 photos in our Gallery, and over 1,000 biography pages on individual Commandos, we also have a considerable amount of information elsewhere as explained in our Useful Tips for Searching the Site. Touch/click on highlighted links, and some photos, for more detail.
We do NOT hold Service Records. If you wish to ask specific questions regarding the Commandos , whether on individuals, units, campaigns, equipment, insignia etc, please visit our website forums. Once your registration is approved, you will be able to create a post in the relevant forum and add the many questions that you may have.
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Did you serve with 3 Commando Brigade ?
We are looking for photos and information from anyone who may have served with any element of 3 Commando Brigade. These would include Exercises, Operations, and Conflicts, that took place at any time from the end of WW2 to more recent times.Some examples would be the Malayan Emergency, the Suez Crisis, Oman, Aden, Sarawak, Libya, Borneo, N. Ireland, The Falklands Conflict, West Indies, Iraq, Kuwait, Bosnia, Kosovo, The Congo Republic, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan.
Commando History and Training
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Join the Commando Veterans Association
You can join the Commando veterans Association as either a Full Member (Commandos) or Associate Member (families and friends). Simply download the relevant application form, complete it in full and pop it in the post as directed on the form.
You will receive your membership pack including membership card and a copy of the most recent newsletter 'Dispatches' which includes information on the Association and planned events.
Lord Lovat Interview
An interview with Lord Lovat recorded in 1978 in Inverness. The first speaker is Henry Brown OBE who compiled this interview onto a tribute tape for the Army Commandos. Lord Lovat tells of some of his memories of D-Day as the Commander of 1 Commando Brigade who spearheaded the D-Day assault. The tape was kindly donated by Ray Brooks son of Ernie Brooks No 4 Commando, implemented by John Mewett, and converted to MP3 by Mike Thomas at Yellow Wall studios Lockington Liecs.
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