RN Beach Commando 'Nan'

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

 
Transcript of National Archives document file DEFE 2/987. 
 

'R.N.B.C. Nan'

 
Formed at Armadillo February 1943 under Lt. Cdr. M.V. Redshaw, R.N.V.R. whence on completion of training proceeded to FOLIOT and Achnacarry before being attached to Force 'V' with whom the Unit sailed for Sicily on the 29th June 1943.
 
After 'Husky',  'Nan' was stationed at Bougie before returning to Sicily to take part at the crossing from Messina to Reggio.
 
In October 1943 the unit moved to H.M.S. SAUNDERS at Kebret where it remained until it returned by cruiser to Italy in time for Anzio landings in January 1944. Several casualties were incurred at Anzio. After a period in Corsica and Naples the unit moved to the Adriatic about May 1944 where it saw extensive service in the forward port areas with the 8th Army.
 
Operations
July 1943               Sicily - Force 'V'
Sept. 1943            Reggio Opeartion Baytown
Jan. - April 1944   Anzio.
 
P.B.M.  April 1943 - Sept. 1943       Act. Cdr. P.W.F. Stubbs, D.S.C., R.N.
C.O.      Sept. 1943 - Feb. 1944        Lt. Russell, D.S.C., R.N.
             Aug. 1944  - Nov. 1945        Lt. Cdr. F.H.  Hearn, R.N.V.R.
             Lt. Cdr.  T.J. Turton, R.N.V.R.   May 1945
             June 1945 - Nov. 1945         Lt. A. Varley, R.N.V.R.
 
Disbanded at Dundonald November 1945.
 
S.Lt. G. Hill,  R.N.V.R. Lt. Russell, R.N.V.R.
S.Lt. J.A.F.  Bintner, R.N.V.R. Cdr. Stubbs, R.N.
Lt. M.H. Cant, R.N.V.R. Lt. Cdr. T.J.  Turton, R.N.V.R.
Lt. L.  Crickmar, R.N.V.R. Lt. A.  Varley, R.N.V.R.
Lt. I.  Harris S.Lt. W.B.  Wallace, R.N.V.R.
S.Lt. J.S.  Lucas, R.N.V.R. Lt. P.A.  Ward, R.N.V.R.
S.Lt. McIntosh S. Lt. H.  Williams, R.N.V.R.
S.Lt. L.V.  Parry, R.N.V.R. Lt. J. Symonds, R.N.V.R.

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