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'Courses at CTC Inveraray'

Courses for the Special Service Brigade and SCU.

The No 1 Combined Training Centre (CTC) at Inverary was located on the banks of Loch Fyne. The Naval Shore Base, HMS Quebec,  was also based at this location.
 
Training courses  took place here for units from both British and Allied Forces.  The list below represent only those allocated to the Special Service Brigade, and to the Servicing Commando Units of the RAF. 
 
Source: National Archives DEFE2/1317
 

Location

Inveraray Scotland
United Kingdom
56° 13' 54.3288" N, 5° 4' 31.476" W

'Glomjford - Operation Musketoon’

Sunday, September 20, 1942

Location

Glomfjord
Norway
66° 51' 33.12" N, 14° 1' 36.48" E

Glomfjord, Norway

Operation Musketoon was a raid on an electricity generating station at Glomfjord in German occupied Norway. Ten Commandos from No 2 Commando and 2 Norwegian corporals working for the SOE took part in the raid leaving thier home port on the 11th September. They were taken by submarine to a remote Fjord, completed a difficult overland route, approaching their target from the rear and successfully destroyed it. Seven were captured and later executed at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp under Hitler's infamous Commando Order. 
 

'Lofoten Islands - Operation Claymore'

Tuesday, March 4, 1941

Location

Lofoten Islands
Norway
68° 10' 0.012" N, 13° 45' 0" E

The Force consisted of Nos. 3 and 4 Commando, approximately 50 Royal Engineers, and a group from the Free Norwegian Forces. They were transported on board two converted ships, the Princess Beatrix and the Queen Emma, now loaded with LCA's or Landing Craft Assault vessels. Leaving from, and returning to Scapa Flow, they were escorted by 5 Royal Navy destroyers

'Norway - Operation Crackers'

Monday, February 22, 1943
An intelligence gathering operation originally planned to include the destruction of observation posts in the Norwegian fjords, but due to bad weather the raiders took over an unmanned observation post for a week of intelligence gathering before making good their escape. 
 

'Vaagso - Operation Archery'

Saturday, December 27, 1941

Location

Vaagso, Norway
Norway
62° 0' 10.2204" N, 5° 3' 52.9092" E

Vaagso Norway

 
A raid on Vaagso and Maaloy to destroy fish oil factories and sink enemy shipping. No 3 Commando was supported by 1 and half troops of No 2 Commando, and detachments from No 4 and 6 Commando, and some from the Royal Norwegian Army.
 
More images can be seen in our gallery for  Operation Archery
 

10 Cdo Roll of Honour 5tp

                                                       The Fallen from 5 Troop
Lieut. A.K. SOLBU
2/Lieut. G. SMITH
Cpl.  O. BJORNDALEN
Cpl. I.M. HAGA
Tpr. O. CHRISTOPHERSON
Tpr. P.E. HOPEN
Tpr. L.  HOVSTAD
Tpr. L.L. LARSEN
Tpr. B.  MYRVAAG
Tpr. S.  ROSLAND

10 Commando Nominal Roll

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. 

BJORNDALEN, Olav

Cpl. Bjorndalen 10 Commando
No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Olav Bjorndalen, 5 troop (Norwegian), died during operations in Holland.  On the night of the 13/14th January, his Norwegian troop of 10 Inter Allied Commando, together with 47RM Commando, took part in an unsuccessful attack on the German held small island of Kapelsche Veer which lies between the River Maas and the River Oudermaas.
 

CHRISTOPHERSON, Ola

No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Ola Christopherson, 5 troop (Norwegian), died during operations at Westkapelle. He is remembered with others from 5 troop on a Memorial to Norwegian Commandos located on the open space at the rise of the boulevard of Schagen at Domburg.
 

HAGA, Ivar Marius

No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Ivar Marius Haga, 5 troop (Norwegian), died during a commando raid to destroy the Pyrite mine near Sagvag and Leirvik at Stord, Norway.
 
Source:
The book 10 Commando written by Ian Dear.
 

HAUGE, Rolf

No 10 Commando
Norweigian Forces
Military Cross (MC)

Captain Rolf Hauge, 5 Troop (Norwegian) of  No.10 Inter Allied Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of his gallantry on 3rd November 1944 at Walcheren.
Recommendation
"On 3 Nov. 44, No. 10 (I.A.) Commando was given the task of clearing the dune and wooded area immediately to the East of the town of Domburg on Walcheren Island.

HOPEN, Peter Emil

No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Peter Emil Hopen, 5 troop (Norwegian), died during operations in Holland. On the night of the 13/14th January, his Norwegian troop of 10 Inter Allied Commando, together with 47RM Commando, took part in an unsuccessful attack on the German held small island of Kapelsche Veer which lies between the River Maas and the River Oudermaas. 
 

HOVSTAD, Lars

No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Lars Hovstad, 5 troop (Norwegian), was killed during operations at Domburg. He is remembered with others from 5 troop on a Memorial to Norwegian Commandos located on the open space at the rise of the boulevard of Schagen at Domburg.
 

LARSEN, Leif Ludvik

No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Leif Ludvik Larsen, 5 troop (Norwegian), died during operations at Westkapelle. He is remembered with others from 5 troop on a Memorial to Norwegian Commandos located on the open space at the rise of the boulevard of Schagen at Domburg.
 

MYRVAAG, Bernt

Bernt Myrvaag
No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Bernt Myrvaag, 5 troop (Norwegian), died during operations in Holland.  On the night of the 13/14th January, his Norwegian troop of 10 Inter Allied Commando, together with 47RM Commando, took part in an unsuccessful attack on the German held small island of Kapelsche Veer which lies between the River Maas and the River Oudermaas.
 

ROSLAND, Sverre

No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Trooper Sverre Rosland, 5 troop (Norwegian), died during operations at Westkapelle. He is remembered with others from 5 troop on a Memorial to Norwegian Commandos located on the open space at the rise of the boulevard of Schagen at Domburg.
 

SMITH, Gabriel

No 10 Commando
Royal Norwegian Navy
Killed in action or died of wounds
Second Lieutenant Gabriel Smith, 5 troop (Norwegian), died during operations in Holland. On the night of the 13/14th January, his Norwegian troop of 10 Inter Allied Commando, together with 47RM Commando, took part in an unsuccessful attack on the German held small island of Kapelsche Veer which lies between the River Maas and the River Oudermaas.
 

SOLBU, Alf Kristian

Lt. Solbu 10 Commando
No 10 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Alf Kristian Solbu, 5 troop (Norwegian), died of grenade wounds received on the 4th November during operations at Walcheren *. He is remembered with others from 5 troop on a Memorial to Norwegian Commandos located on the o

‘Norway - Operation Anklet’

Friday, December 26, 1941

Location

Lofoten Islands
Norway
68° 4' 46.5924" N, 13° 22' 27.0876" E

300 men from No 12 Commando, and some from the Royal Norwegian Army, landed on the Lofoten Islands about 300 miles North of Vaagso. Since the first Lofoten raid in March such operations were seen as a useful tactic to confuse the enemy and consequently divert enemy forces for future defence.

‘Norway - Operation Cartoon’

Saturday, January 23, 1943

Location

Norway
59° 47' 20.7456" N, 5° 23' 6.756" E
An operation to destroy the pyrite mine on the island of Stord near Leirvik. The party landed at two locations half at Sagvaag, and the remainder on the other side of the bay.  They were responsible for the complete destruction of the Transformer at the Pyrite mine.
 

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