Private Archibald Lees, a former Police Constable from Lancashire, drowned in Loch Lochy during training. He was seen after death by Capt. J.E. Symondson RAMC, Medical Officer at the Commando Basic Training Centre.
An article in the Lancaster Guardian reported that he was one of the Police intakes to the Commandos entering military service in July 1942. The 2nd Police Intake to the Commandos consisting of 273 men attended the Commando Basic Training Centre for their Commando training from 23rd July 1942 until 23rd September 1942.