Commando Veterans Archive
Welcome to our Archive
This Commando Veterans Archive has been developed in order to appeal to all those who have an interest in the Commandos from the time of their formation In 1940 to the present day. It is dedicated to all who have earned the right to wear the coveted Green Beret and be called a Commando.
The first Commando units raised in 1940 were the Army Commandos. In 1942 these were then followed by the first Royal Marine Commando units. The Royal Navy and Royal Air Force also provided Commando personnel in WW2.
If you are a Commando, a member of the Commando family, a friend of the Commandos, or simply have an interest in 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.
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We do NOT hold Service Records. If you wish to ask specific questions about Commandos , whether on individuals, units, campaigns, equipment, insignia, etc, then you must use our website forum. There 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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Commandos 1940 to present day
Commando History and Training
Commando ObituariesView Here
Do you have a name to add? Register on our Forum and post the details with the date deceased, and include a photo if you have one. Alternatively simply let us know by completing the Contact Form selecting the category for Obituaries.. [Go to form].
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.
Listen to it HERE.
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