No 5 Independent Company
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No.5 Independent Company formed from 56th London Division. Part of Scissors Force, a section of the British Expedition to Norway in May 1940.
Fusilier Ernest Ainsley died during operations in Norway (Scissors Force). Son of Oscar and Jane Ann Ainsley, of Gateshead, Co. Durham.
Herbert Dixon enlisted with the Buffs on 15 March 1940. He then volunteered for No.5 Independent Company. After joining No.2 Commando he was posted to 6 troop. Late 1943 when the Commando was restructured he was moved to 5 troop. There are group photos of him and others in the 5 troop album.
Gunner Roy Flavell died during operations in Norway (Scissors Force). Son of Louis Henry Thomas and Elizabeth Flavell, of Southfields, London.