After this scattered beginning all the various sections came together finally in Felixstowe at the end of July 1940. H.Q. being in a school in Station Rd Felixstowe.
December 1940 the Commando embarked on the ships ‘Glenroy’ and ‘Glengyle’ for passage to Inverary where they underwent boat training.
31 January 1941 the Commando embarked for the Middle East, arriving at Alexandria as ‘A’ Battalion of ‘Layforce’ .
Operations included Bardia 19th April 1941 and Crete in May/June 1941. Ordered to assist in the evacuation of British Troops from the island of Crete against overwhelming odds many of the commandos were killed, wounded, or captured by the German invasion force.
After this the Commando was disbanded.
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