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. In WW2 the first Commando units were the Army Commandos, formed in 1940. These were followed in 1942 by the first of the Royal Marine Commando units. 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?
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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Can you help with our Rolls of Honour ?
We now have Rolls of Honour from the formation of the Commandos in 1940 to the present day. We are currently looking for more information about some of those who died in Service, or during their Commando training, from 1946 to the present day. If you have information that you consider worthy of inclusion about any individual, please post a message on our Forum with the details.
Commando History and Training
Whether you are considering a future military career in the Commandos, or simply curious, you should make yourself aware of the origins of their training.
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 their most recent newsletter 'Dispatches' .
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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