Lance Sergeant Leonard Suttling served as an instructor at Achnacarry in 1942/3, and was on the weapon training staff at the Holding Operational Commando at Wrexham in 1944/5. Later promoted Company Sergeant Major.
Extract from Commando Association newsletter 61 of Sept 1975, ".........our blind comrade ex CSM Len Suttling of Grays, Essex. He. was L/Sgt. instructor in '42/'43 at Achnacarry, a Sgt. on the weapon training staff at HOC Wrexham '44/'45, and also went on the climbing course at St. Ives. "
Extract from Commando Association newsletter 56 of March 1973, "All members, and especially those who remember him at CBTC and HOC will be sorry to learn that L/Sgt. Len Suttling was completely blinded last year by a tragic accident at his work. We are pleased to report, however, that in true commando style, Len is making every effort to rehabilitate himself.........."
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