2 Special Service/Commando Brigade
Useful Tip: If you don’t find what you are looking for here, use the search facility on the panel to the right below 'Whats New'. The image gallery and forum also have their own search facilities.
Robert enlisted on the 12th June 1941 and then volunteered for the Commandos. After his commando training he served with the Special Service Brigade Signals Troop and 2 Commando Brigade Signals.
Major Lassen MC and 2 bars, Special Boat Service, SAS Regiment, AAC, attached to 2 Commando Brigade, was killed during operations at Lake Comacchio. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.
War Office, 7th September, 1945
Capt. Pirie RE was attached to 2 Special Service Brigade at the time of his death. During this period the Brigade were involved in operations against the German garrison on Brac.
Cpl. Sentance died in Italy.
The CWGC show no specific unit other than 'RM Commando' on his headstone which can be viewed HERE.
He has therefore been listed as 2 Special Service Brigade which was operating in that theatre of war.
Commando Association Newsletter 61 of 1975.
Captain Whitehouse, 2 Special Service Brigade Staff Officer Royal Engineers, was operating with No 2 Commando at the time of his death.
Written by Henry Brown OBE, Secretary of the Commando Association and first published in Commando Association newsletter 57 of September 1973. Image from our archive [view here] depicts Colonel Jack Churchill and his brother General Tom Churchill during the visit.
Register on our Forum and post any additional information that you may hold. All content researched and administered by the Commando Veterans Archive www.commandoveterans.org