Independent Companies and Special Service Battalions
1st SS Btn. A and B Coys. was formed from Nos. 1,2,3,4,5,8 and 9 Ind. Companies
2nd SS Btn. was formed from No.6 and 7 Ind. Coys. and the only recently formed No.9 and 11 Commandos;
3rd SS Btn. was formed from Nos.4 and 7 Commando;
4th SS Btn. was formed from Nos.3 and 8 Commando;
5th SS Btn. was formed from Nos. 5 and 6 Commando.
The Independent Companies were short lived and by the end of the year most had ceased to exist. By February 1941 the Special Service Battalions had been reorganised back into Commando Units which were smaller and more workable.
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