RODERICK, Douglas

Known as: 
Douggie
Rank: 
Fusilier
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
3129241
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Monday, January 28, 1918
Died : 
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Douggie Roderick volunteered for No 3 Commando when it was first formed in 1940.  He was badly burned during the Vaagso raid when a phosphorous bomb hit thier boat. It was during this action that he received a Mention in Despatches.*
 
After his recovery in hospital he rejoined No 3 Commando serving with them until receiving a severe head wound in March 1944 which ended his Commando service.
 
A member of the London Branch of the original Commando Association until their stand down in 2005, Douggie was a strong supporter of the new Commando Veterans Association. He remained a member of the association until his death in 2016.
 
* Source: LG Publication date: 31 March 1942; Supplement: 35510; Page: 1506
 

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