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DEFE 2 4 No 4 Cdo, June / July 1944
DEFE 2 37 No 2 Cdo
DEFE 2 37 No 1 Cdo
DEFE 2 38 No 3 Cdo
DEFE 2 39 3 Cdo,war diary records
DEFE 2 40 No 4 Cdo
DEFE 2 41 No 5 Cdo - war diaries 1940-1944
DEFE 2 42 No 5 Cdo
DEFE 2 43 No 6 Cdo
DEFE 2 43 No 7 Cdo
DEFE 2 44 No 9 Cdo
DEFE 2 44 No 8 Cdo
DEFE 2 45 Holding Operational Cdo
DEFE 2 45 No 10 Cdo
DEFE 2 45 No 12 Cdo - 1940 - 43
DEFE 2 45 No 14 Cdo - Nov 1942 - Aug 1943
DEFE 2 45 No 2 SS Bn - Nov 1940 - Mar 1941
DEFE 2 45 No 5 SS Bn - Dec 1940 - Feb 1941
DEFE 2 45 No 3 SS Bn - Nov 1940 - Feb 1941
DEFE 2 45 No 4 SS Bn - Dec 1940
DEFE 2 46 4 Cdo Bde - Sept.1943 - Dec 1944
DEFE 2 47 No 4 Cdo Bde
DEFE 2 48 42 R.M.Cdo
DEFE 2 48 No 48 R.M.Cdo -
DEFE 2 48 No 1 R.M.Cdo
DEFE 2 48 No 41 R.M.Cdo
DEFE 2 49 R.M. Engineering Cdo
DEFE 2 49 No 43 R.M.Cdo
DEFE 2 50 44 R.M.Cdo
DEFE 2 51 45 R.M.Cdo
DEFE 2 51 No 46 R.M.Cdo
DEFE 2 52 47 R.M.Cdo
DEFE 2 52 No 48 R.M.Cdo -
DEFE 2 53 R.M. Sec G.H.Q. 2nd Echelon,21 Army Group
DEFE 2 53 No 1 SS Bde Signals troop
DEFE 2 53 HQ 3 SS Bde Nov 1943 - JUNE 1945
DEFE 2 53 No 1 SS Bde
DEFE 2 53 Commando Wing GHQ. 2nd Echelon
DEFE 2 54 S.S.Bde
DEFE 2 55 S.S.Bde
DEFE 2 56 S,S.Bde GHQ.2nd Echelon
DEFE 2 57 S.S.Bde.(main),records and war diaries
DEFE 2 58 Combined Ops - war diaries
DEFE 2 58 No 3 Cdo
DEFE 2 60A Alpha index of events in HQ war diary
DEFE 2 61 Operation Abercombie
DEFE 2 62 Operation Abercombie
DEFE 2 63 Operation Abercombie
DEFE 2 65 Operation Acid Drop, Cartoon, Bristle,Sunstar
DEFE 2 66 Operation Anklet and Ambassador
DEFE 2 73 Operation Anklet
DEFE 2 74 Operation Anklet - photographs
DEFE 2 80 Operation Archery part 1
DEFE 2 81 Operation Archery / 2
DEFE 2 82 Operation Archery - photographs
DEFE 2 83 Operation Archery - narrative
DEFE 2 85 Operation Avalanche and others-reports
DEFE 2 95 Operations Blackcock,Bristle and others
DEFE 2 98 Operation Basalt and others
DEFE 2 104 Operation Bizerte
DEFE 2 105 Operation Blackcock - and others reports
DEFE 2 109 Operations,Branford, Dryad,Musketoon, Fahrenheit, Barricade,Aquatint, Basalt - photographs
DEFE 2 111 Operation Brassard
DEFE 2 112 Operation Brassard
DEFE 2 122 Operation Cartoon
DEFE 2 125 Operation Chariot / 1
DEFE 2 126 Operation Chariot part 2
DEFE 2 127 Operation Chariot part 3
DEFE 2 128 Operation Chariot part 4
DEFE 2 130 Operation Chariot vol 1
DEFE 2 131 Operation Chariot
DEFE 2 132 Operation Chariot vol 3
DEFE 2 133 Operation Chariot vol 4
DEFE 2 136 Operation Chess,Chopper,Deepcut,Collar, Ambassador - reports
DEFE 2 137 Operation Chess and others
DEFE 2 139 Operation Chopper - reports
DEFE 2 140 Operation Claymore
DEFE 2 141 Operation Claymore - part 1
DEFE 2 162 Operation Corkscrew
DEFE 2 176 Operation Devon and others - reports
DEFE 2 198 Operation Fahrenheit
DEFE 2 205 Operation Flipper,reports
DEFE 2 208 Operation Forfar
DEFE 2 209 Operation Forfar /1
DEFE 2 210 Operation Forfar part
DEFE 2 211 Operation Forfar Vol 1
DEFE 2 212 Operation Forfar Vol 2
DEFE 2 213 Operation Forfar Vol 3
DEFE 2 236 Operation Hardtack / 1
DEFE 2 237 Hardtack / 3
DEFE 2 239 Operation Hardtack / 5
DEFE 2 240 Operation Hardtack part 6
DEFE 2 241 Operation Hardtack / 7
DEFE 2 242 Opwration Hardtack part 8
DEFE 2 243 Operation Hardtack / 9
DEFE 2 244 Operation Hardtack / 10
DEFE 2 245 Operation Hardtack / 11
DEFE 2 246 Operation Hardtack part 12
DEFE 2 247 Opeation Hardtack part 13
DEFE 2 248 Operation Hardtack / 14
DEFE 2 249 Operation Hardtack - part 15
DEFE 2 251 Operation Hardtack / 17
DEFE 2 252 Operation Hardtack part 19
DEFE 2 254 Operation Hardtack / 22
DEFE 2 254 Opeation Hardtack part 16
DEFE 2 255 Operation Hardtack / 23 and 25
DEFE 2 256 Operation Hardtack / 26 and 27
DEFE 2 257 Hardtack - parts 29,30,37,41,42,44
DEFE 2 268 Communique - Sicily 10 July - 25 Aug 1943,memos ,Honours and Awards
DEFE 2 307 Operation Infatuate / 1
DEFE 2 308 Operation Infatuate / 2
DEFE 2 309 Operation Infatuate / 3
DEFE 2 310 Operation Infatuate / 5
DEFE 2 311 Operation Infatuate / 6
DEFE 2 312 Operation Ironclad part 1
DEFE 2 313 Operation Ironclad part 2
DEFE 2 314 Operation Ironclad part 3
DEFE 2 315 Operation Ironclad / 4
DEFE 2 316 Operation Ironclad - maps
DEFE 2 317 Operation Ironclad / Vol 1
DEFE 2 318 Operation Ironclad part 2
DEFE 2 319 Operation Ironclad - part 3
DEFE 2 320 Operation Ironclad
DEFE 2 324 Operation Jubilee part 1
DEFE 2 325 Operation Jubilee - part 2a
DEFE 2 326 Operation Jubilee - part 2b
DEFE 2 328 Operation Jubilee Part 3
DEFE 2 329 Operation Jubilee Public Relations
DEFE 2 330 Operation Jubilee - part 5
DEFE 2 332 Operation Jubilee Vol 1
DEFE 2 333 Operation Jubilee - part 2
DEFE 2 334 Operation Jubilee part 3
DEFE 2 335 Operation Jubilee part 4
DEFE 2 336 Operation Jubilee - part 5
DEFE 2 337 Operation Jubilee / 6
DEFE 2 338 Operation Jubilee / 7
DEFE 2 339 Operation Jubilee
DEFE 2 342 Operation J.V.
DEFE 2 343 Operation Kitbag
DEFE 2 345 Operation - KVH, Hardtack, Manacke
DEFE 2 349 Operation Flipper,Export,and translation of paper entitled The Cdo
DEFE 2 364 Operation Musketoon
DEFE 2 365 Operation Musketoon, Barricade, Aquatint
DEFE 2 366 Operation Myrmidan - photographs
DEFE 2 367 Operation Myrmidan
DEFE 2 492 Casuality and effect of fire support on Brit beaches in Normandy
DEFE 2 510 Operation Plunder / 1
DEFE 2 511 Operation Plunder / 1A
DEFE 2 512 Operation Plunder / 2
DEFE 2 518 Operation Postage Able
DEFE 2 541 Operation Rumford
DEFE 2 554 Operation Screwdriver
DEFE 2 555 Operation Shingle (Anzio landings) / 1
DEFE 2 556 Operation shingle (Anzio landings) / 1A
DEFE 2 557 Operation Shingle (Azio landings) / 1B
DEFE 2 558 Operation Shingle `1C
DEFE 2 559 Operation Shingle /1D
DEFE 2 560 Operation Shingle photographs
DEFE 2 569 Operation Screwdriver and others
DEFE 2 570 Operation Sunstar
DEFE 2 572 Operation Talon / 1
DEFE 2 574 Operation talon / 1B
DEFE 2 575 Operation Talon / 1C
DEFE 2 576 Operation Talon / 1D
DEFE 2 579 Operation Jubilee and other - reports
DEFE 2 612 Operation Tarbrush and others
DEFE 2 650B Code names for operations-places-dates
DEFE 2 652 Review of harbours- British channel and Appledore
DEFE 2 653 Arakan and Burma - ops-reports
DEFE 2 655 Burma campaign - reports
DEFE 2 678 Norway Ops - objectives and intelligence
DEFE 2 680 Combined Ops - report - Rhine crossing
DEFE 2 681 Assault on Wesel - battle study
DEFE 2 692B S.E.Asia Command - operations
DEFE 2 694 Small Scale Raids in Europe - alpha list
DEFE 2 695 Location of Combined Ops 1940-45,with code names,data etc
DEFE 2 697 History of Combined Ops H.Q. 1939-45
DEFE 2 699 Early history of COPPs - notes, memo's,and interviews
DEFE 2 700 History of Comando in the Med. 1943-45
DEFE 2 701 No 4 Cdo Bde - History
DEFE 2 708 Manual of Combined Ops
DEFE 2 709 Manual of Combined Ops
DEFE 2 726 Combined Ops - Navy and Army pers
DEFE 2 748 COPP. -depot trg book
DEFE 2 762 Combined Ops - Navy and R.M. officers -1943
DEFE 2 763 List of Combined Ops - Naval and R.M. officers
DEFE 2 766 Small Operation Group - Handbook
DEFE 2 787 Raids and operations in Middle East - reports -1940 -41
DEFE 2 792 Beach Org - policy and responsibility
DEFE 2 808 Combined Ops Trg Centre - Middle East - establishment, appointments, 1942
DEFE 2 815 Combined Ops Trg Centre - Inverary- establishment,and objectives etc
DEFE 2 816 Combined Ops Trg Centre - Inverary- staffing etc
DEFE 2 843 Commando casualities,1940-45 - incomplete returns
DEFE 2 849 SS Bde-equipment,appointments,Standing Orders and instructions
DEFE 2 851 Honours and Awards - 1941-42
DEFE 2 875 Org - fitting schemes of employed ships for hospital and carriers
DEFE 2 899 Bases - locations - arrangements and reports
DEFE 2 929 Beach Groups - change of name to Naval Cdo, standards and selection trg
DEFE 2 943 North (Fynn)Force - formation
DEFE 2 946 Combined Ops -badge design,production,and instruction for wearing
DEFE 2 952 R.M Boom Patrol Detachment - reports on operations
DEFE 2 953 R.M Boom Patrol Detachment - formation
DEFE 2 957 Small Scale Raid Force - procedures and responsibilities
DEFE 2 960 S.S.Bde - recruitment standards, - reorg , wearing of flashes
DEFE 2 961 R.N.Beach Cdo - complements,org, - reports and policy
DEFE 2 965 Dieppe Raid - reports - honours and awards
DEFE 2 977 History of 46 R.M.Cdo plusActivities of 10 IA
DEFE 2 978 Combined Operation badge,design production,wearing,abolition
DEFE 2 979 C.O H.Q.- historical records,war diaries,and record system org
DEFE 2 1016 No 10 IA Cdo - deployment of tps 1943
DEFE 2 1038 R.N.Beach Cdo - stores,eqpt, pers, clothing and green beret
DEFE 2 1066 Maj.Gen R.E. Laycock,DSO. - papers
DEFE 2 1067 Foreign honours and awards issued to British pers
DEFE 2 1068 Comms - history of signals in Combined Ops
DEFE 2 1078 Canoes - type-design-reports of trials
DEFE 2 1079 Canoes - type-design-reports of trials
DEFE 2 1080 Canoes - type-design-reports of trials
DEFE 2 1091 Commando in action,- reports
DEFE 2 1107 30 AU(S.E.U) , 30 Cdo , 30 AU.
DEFE 2 1111 C.O.P.P - Honours and Awards - progess report
DEFE 2 1116 C.O.P.P -History and reports
DEFE 2 1117 C.O Trg areas UK - requistion
DEFE 2 1118 Combined trg areas UK
DEFE 2 1119 Honours and Awards - recommendations
DEFE 2 1123 Honour and Awards USA
DEFE 2 1134 Trg policy for Cdo
DEFE 2 1152 C.O.P.P - progress report
DEFE 2 1161 Combined Ops HQ. organization etc
DEFE 2 1189 Beach Groups locations and reports
DEFE 2 1198 Honour and Awards recommendations
DEFE 2 1214 C.O.P.P. - Awards and Medals
DEFE 2 1231 10 IA,report on Belgian andPolish tps in Italy
DEFE 2 1257 Small Operation Group - Org
DEFE 2 1268 34 Amph Support Regt RM
DEFE 2 1276 Combined Ops -minutes of records -crossing the Rhine
DEFE 2 1295 41 R.M.Cdo - Viscountess Davidson M.P. regarding recognition and Awards
DEFE 2 1432 Canadian Pers - Cdn offer of one complete Cdo and Beach Signal unit
DEFE 2 1773 History of Combined Ops Org 1940-45
DEFE 2 1775 Bulldozer
DEFE 2 1780 Operation Torch - misc reports
DEFE 2 1787 Combined Ops - Navy and R.M. officers -July 1944
DEFE 2 1869 Operation Baytown, Hooker and Ferdy
DEFE 2 1893 S.S.R.F - Policy,formations,and responsibility etc
DEFE 2 2084 C.O.P.P. - records
DEFE 2 2108 Combined Ops - for unit commandos - pamphlet No 9,R.A.M.C.
DEFE 2 2119 Arty in Combined Ops

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