Frequently Asked Questions
This Archive is a not for profit online source of free information about Commandos who have served since their formation in 1940 to the present day.
The website domain is owned and managed by John Mewett and his son Dan. There are two content managers, Pete Rogers and Nick Collins. They are the sons, and in Dan's case, the grandson, of WW2 Army Commandos.
The website team freely donate their time and any costs involved.
John Mewett and his son Dan, Pete Rogers and Nick Collins. View the answer for the question ‘How is it managed?’
Yes. We have a few very good researchers who help provide verifiable information.
No. The website team, whilst all members of the Association, are not part of their management committee. As such any views they express are their own.
The website Forum and Gallery were created by John Mewett and his son Dan as a means of providing a greater knowledge about the history of, and preserving the memory of, the Commandos; and to provide a platform that members of the association could use to help in achieving this. Later a main Archive was added to display content created by the website team from their research.
No. To join the Association download the application forms from the Home page menu ‘Association-Membership.’
No. Service Records can only be obtained by application to the MOD through their disclosure sections. Don't be fooled by pay websites that offer a similar service. Our Research Advice guide on the Home page provides details on how to request a service record.
No. Our records are not complete. If you provide us with the details, including evidence of service in a Commando (see next question), then we will update our records. The best place to do this is by registering on the Forum and posting the information there.
Where we have no record, you must provide the evidence. This can vary from a copy of a service record, to a photo or even a letter. Anything referencing commando service in writing, or where commando insignia is visible.
The Google Custom search checks the Forum, the Gallery, and the main Archive. This can result in a multitude of responses. So, for those wanting a limited check, we include a search facility specific to the Gallery, and another for the Archive.
Register on our Forum and post your information or photos there. Register on the Gallery to add a comment to any photo. We also have a Contact Form if needed.
There is a maximum size limit for photos on the Forum which has likely been exceeded. Try reducing its size if you know how to, or use the Contact Form located on the navigation panel on the Home Page, select the appropriate category, and tell us what the problem is. Someone will be in touch soon.
We have a Creative Commons licence for non commercial use displayed at the bottom of every gallery page. If your use is for a commercial purpose get in touch via our Contact Form and someone will respond soon.
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Use the Contact Form located on the navigation panel on the Home Page, select the appropriate category, and tell us what the problem is. Someone will be in touch soon.
No. The Facebook social media page is managed independently.
No. Users must place their own photos on this website. The Facebook social media page is managed independently.
Register on the Forum to make Research Enquiries. By this method your enquiry will come to the notice of our Research Group and the many knowledgeable members of our Forum. All content researched and administered by the Commando Veterans Archive www.commandoveterans.org