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10 Commando History
In 1946 the Army Council decided that the Army Commandos were to be disbanded and no provision was allowed or made for any depository or office which would have at least contained a complete Roster of Names of the men who served in the various units.
2 Troop History
10th May 1940
- September/October 1944 recruited in the South of Holland when that was liberated to form what became known as The First Reinforcement consisting of 72 men.
Sergeant Willie De-Waard, No.10 (IA) Commando 2 Troop 'Dutch' was wounded and taken prisoner of war on 24 September 1944 during operations at Oosterbeek, Holland. He was one of the twelve Dutch commandos who were attached to the 1st Airborne for Operation Market Garden at Arnhem.
Pte. Hagelaars, who served in 2 (Dutch) troop of the Commando, died at Eindhoven. At the time of his death Pte.
Pte. Roozeboom, who served in 2 (Dutch) troop of the Commando, was killed during operations at Arnhem whilst attached to the 1st Airborne Division.
Hans Smolenaars was a member of the 1st Reinforcement of No. 2 Dutch Troop. They were recruited when the South of Holland was liberated in the autumn of 1944.
Sgt. Jack van Rosendael, who served in 2 (Dutch) troop of the Commando, was killed by the explosion of a German V1 rocket whilst an instructor to the Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten (Interior Forces) at Princenhage, a small town in the neighbourhood of Breda. (Source: Dutch Commando Museum.)
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