30 Commando Assault Unit
nb. The following history is from different named sources and should not be taken as the "Official" history.
In Sep 1942, the Director of Naval Intelligence authorised the formation of the Special Intelligence Unit, composed of 33 (Royal Marines) Troop, 34 (Army) Troop, 35 (RAF) Troop and 36 (Royal Navy) Troop. The Special Intelligence Unit was later renamed 30 RN Commando (Special Engineering Unit), and was redesignated 30 Assault Unit in December 1943 **.
Marine John Alexander died during operations at Dieppe.
Marine Henry Jeffcott died during operations at Normandy.
Extract from the Derby Daily Telegraph - Wednesday 13 June 1945
Marine Herbert Sanderson died during operations in France.
Extract from Commando Association newsletter 85 issued September 1987
- Major Strachan,
- Lieut. Paterson,
- Sgt. Eddie Smith, MM.,
- Sgt. John Fairey
- Pte. Denman
- Pte. Anderson
- Pte. Dan Whitcombe.