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Three UK based Army Commando units, Nos. 7, 8, and 11 Commandos, were initially combined within 'Force Z' for operations initially envisaged against Rhodes in the Eastern Mediterranean. Other elements of the Force included a number of men from No.3 Commando and the Canoe section of No.8 (Guards) Commando. They sailed from the Isle of Arran on the 31st January 1941, and arrived at Suez on the 7th March.
26th - 31st May 1941. The Commandos were No. 7 (U.K.), and Middle East Commando, formed by the amalgamation of No. 50 and 52 (M.E.) Commandos.
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Private Joseph Flood died during operations in Eritrea.
Guardsman George Howarth died during operations in Eritrea.
Dec 40, 52 ME Cdo
Jan 41, wounded
Mar 41, merged into D Bn,Layforce
Apr 42, merged into ME Cdo C Sqn
July 42, joins L Det, SAS Bde.
Trooper William Willcocks died during the period that his Commando were engaged as part of 'D' Bn. Layforce in the rearguard action covering the evacuation of allied forces from Crete.