RN Beach Commando 'Easy'

'History of Naval Beach Control Parties (formerly Royal Naval Beach Commandos)'

 
Transcript of National Archives document file DEFE 2/987. 
 

'R.N.B.C. Easy'

Formed at Inverary and Coulport House in May - June 1942. Took part in the North African landings and in March 1943 sailed with Force 'W'. Took part in Sicily under Force 'G' (formed W), returning to the UK about the beginning of October 1943 [1]. After leave the Unit was billeted in Gailes until early in January when they moved to Mylodon to come under the orders of Force 'L'. They proceeded to Hayling 6. 6. 44, where they remained in reserve at eight hours notice for three weeks.
 
To ARMADILLO    29.7. 44
To DRAGONFLY  16. 8. 44
To FALMOUTH         .9. 44
To MYLODON        .11. 44
Sailed for S.E.A.C.  .12. 44.
 
Took part in MALAYA landing September 1945 and were disbanded in November 1945.
 
Operations
November 1942  North Africa - ORAN [2].
July 1943               Sicily - Force 'G'
Sept. 1945            Malaya.
 
C.O.    Jan - Aug. 1944              Lt. Cdr. A.A. Anderson, R.A.N.V.R.
           Aug. 1944 - Nov. 1945  Lt. Cdr. F.H.  Hearn, R.N.V.R.
 
Disbanded in S.E.A.C.              November 1945.
 
Lt. Cdr. A. Anderson, R.A.N.V.R.
Lt. E. Kitteridge, R.N.V.R.
Lt. Brinkley, R.N.V.R.
S. Lt. J.A. Lockwood-Bunce, R.N.V.R.
S. Lt. H. Broadway, R.N.V.R.
S.Lt. Martin, R.N.V.R.
S. Lt. R.G. Burgess, R.N.V.R.
S.Lt. J.G. Parry, R.N.V.R.
S. Lt. J.C. Cox, R.N.V.R.
Lt. C.N. Reid, R.N.V.R.
S. Lt. R. Gardiner, R.N.V.R.
Lt. H.E. Roberts, R.N.V.R.
Lt. Goodale, R.N.V.R.
S. Lt. P.M. Smith, R.N.V.R.
Lt.  Cdr. F.H. Hearne, R.N.V.R.
Lt. J. Symonds, R.N.V.R.
S. Lt. D.C.A. King, R.N.V.R.
S. Lt. F.E. Watts, R.N.V.R.

Notes 
H.M.S. Armadillo was at Glenfinnart, Scotland.
H.M.S. Dragonfly was at South Hayling Island.
H.M.S. Mylodon was near Lowestoft.
 
This transcript contains some minor amendments as follows:
1. Shown on original erroneously as 1944.
2. Shown on original as ORA.
 

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