No 3 Independent Company

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TURNEY, William James

CSM Turney, CBTC

William James Turney enlisted as a Private into the 6th Beds and Herts Bn., TA on the 29th January 1940 and was quickly promoted Acting Lance Corporal.  He volunteered for the Independent Companies (Ind. Coy.)  and on the 26th April 1940 was attached to No 3 Ind. Coy. Having reverted to Private in order to get into the Ind. Coy. he was quickly promoted to Lance Corporal on the 1st May. On the 4th May he along with the whole of No 3 Ind. Coy. sailed with Scissors Force to join the expeditionary force in Norway (Operation Avonmouth).  

WHITE, William

Sergeant William White 2 Commando
Sergeant Bill 'Chalky' White received a MiD in recognition of distinguished services in connection with operations in Norway [1].  He was serving with No. 3 Independent Company who embarked for Norway as part of Scissors Force. Later he joined No 2 Commando taking part in operations including Salerno, where he was wounded and evacuated to Phillipville in North Africa [2]. 

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