'Special Service Roll of Honour'

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them."
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No. 1 Independent Company


No. 2 Independent Company


No. 3 Independent Company


No. 4 Independent Company


No. 5 Independent Company


Special Service Battalions

Special Service/Commando Brigade HQ , Bde. Signals

Holding Operational Commando


1 Special Service/Commando Brigade 


2 Special Service/Commando Brigade


3 Special Service/Commando Brigade


4 Special Service/Commando Brigade


Service in a Commando not fully established

The following are referred to as "Commando" on either the CWGC databse, or on some other document we have discovered,  but to date we have no specific official detail of their commando service. If you have such information please contact us. [go to contact form]

Deaths at Commando Training Centres

Service in a Commando has not been established for those soldiers listed below. 


Notes: Prior to the establishment of the Commando Basic Training Centre (CBTC),  from 1940 training was done on a Unit basis. Some later attended the CBTC for further training already confirmed as Commandos.  In 1943 some RM Battalions were simply redesignated as RM Commando units prior to their Commando training. Therefore a few who died in training at Achnacarry are shown on their Unit ROH. Additionally units other than Commandos trained at Achnacarry on occasions, so their names will be on their Regimental ROH.  If not listed here check the Roll of Honour [View] and Archive links below.


We will Remember them

and all ranks who served in the Special Service Brigades, and have since passed on in the passage of time, who are also remembered by their proud families and comrades.

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