Middle East Commando

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BRODIE, Alexander Clare Cunningham

Captain Alexander Brodie served in the Middle East Commando. This Commando was short lived and he eventually returned to his Unit [1].
  • 11 July 1944  (Captain)  (5th Bn The Black Watch) awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst commanding 'A' Company during operations at Colombelles, North West France [2][2A].


Trooper Jack Brown was shot and killed whilst a prisoner of war and attempting to escape. The Casualty Lists show he was captured at Crete at the time of the evacuation of allied forces.
The Tank Museum archives record the following:
  1. "X"1 list Depot Commando Training and Holding Unit 2/2/41 (Yorkshire Hussars 6/41) 

DUFFY, Michael James

Lieutenant Michael Duffy died during operations in Libya with the Middle East Commando (redesignated as 1 Special Service Regiment).
Service details are LRDG 1942, Middle East Commando (A Squadron) (2Lt) 1942, KIA Libya with D Squadron 1 Special Service Regiment
War Diary Records of ME Cdo Depot and 1 SSR.
Special Forces ROH website.

FASSAM, Joseph William

Joseph William Fassam 1st SRS
Lance Bombardier Joseph Fassam died during operations at Termoli Italy with the Special Raiding Squadron having left the Commando.
No. 8 Commando;  
4 Special Service Battalion;
'B' Battalion Layforce;
Royal Artillery;
Middle East Commando, 'A' Squadron;
1st SAS;
Special Raiding Squadron.
[Service and Image] The SAS and LRDG Roll of Honour 1941 -1947.

MOYLES, Gerard

Lance Corporal Gerard Moyles died during the evacuation of allied forces from Crete. The Casualty Lists show he was a casualty from 'D' Bn. Layforce,which was formed from 50 and 52 ME Commando. 
The Tank Museum archives record the following:

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