Training Centres WW2

1940 - 1946


Early Training Centres

Follow this link for early training including CTC Inveraray and STC Lochailort.

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Commando Basic Training Centre (CBTC)

Follow this link for the Commando Basic Training Centre.

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Commando Mountain Warfare Training Centre (CMWTC)

​Follow this link for Cliff Assaults.

CMWTC  History. 

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RN Commando Training Centre

Centre for the formation and training of RN Commandos from 1942 until 1945. Based at the War Office requisitioned Glenfinart House Ardentinny, close to Loch Long, and designated from October 1942 as HMS Armadillo.

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Advanced Handling and Fieldcraft School at Llanberis, Caernarfonshire

This arduous course was for junior Officers and senior NCO's.  One of the Rifle Instructor's there was Tasker Watkins,  who was later awarded the Victoria Cross serving with the Welch Regiment after D Day. The course culminated in a section race over Mount Snowdon. Many Commandos attended this course whilst based at the Holding Operational Commando at Wrexham awaiting operational posting.

Combined Operations Training Centres

This link takes you to a comprehensive list of Combined Operations Training Centres.

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