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'Courses at CTC Inveraray'

Courses for the Special Service Brigade and SCU.

The No 1 Combined Training Centre (CTC) at Inverary was located on the banks of Loch Fyne. The Naval Shore Base, HMS Quebec,  was also based at this location.
 
Training courses  took place here for units from both British and Allied Forces.  The list below represent only those allocated to the Special Service Brigade, and to the Servicing Commando Units of the RAF. 
 
Source: National Archives DEFE2/1317
 

Location

Inveraray Scotland
United Kingdom
56° 13' 54.3288" N, 5° 4' 31.476" W

'Servicing Commando Units (RAF)'

Image © IWM (CNA 3983) shows men of No. 3203 Servicing Commando at work on Supermarine Spitfire Mark VB, EP286, which suffered undercarriage failure on landing at Bone, Algeria, after a reinforcement ferry flight from Gibraltar. EP286 was repaired, and served in North Africa and Italy with No. 1435 Flight and No.208 Squadron RAF.

CANNON, John William

Aircraftman 1st Class
RAF Servicing Commando
Died on war service

3232 Servicing Commando.

Sources
CWGC.
War Deaths RAF (all ranks) 1939-48, Volume 3, General Register Office.
The RAFSC and TSW Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.

HUGHES, Horace

Leading Aircraftman
RAF Servicing Commando
Died on war service

3232 Servicing Commando.

Sources
CWGC.
War Deaths RAF (all ranks) 1939-48, Volume 8, General Register Office.
The RAFSC and TSW Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.

LEWIS, Sidney Richard

Sidney Lewis RAF Servicing Commando
Leading Aircraftman
RAF Servicing Commando
Leading Aircraftman Sidney Lewis served in 3209 Servicing Commando Unit, Royal Air Force.
Service timeline
11 September 1941 enlisted into the Royal Air Force aged 18 having previously been in the Auxiliary Fire Service.
September 1942 promoted Leading Aircraftman RAF.  

MOORE, Harold

Corporal
RAF Servicing Commando
Died on war service

3232 Servicing Commando.

Sources
CWGC.
War Deaths RAF (all ranks) 1939-48, Volume 10, General Register Office.
The RAFSC and TSW Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.

NUTTALL, Ernest

Leading Aircraftman
RAF Servicing Commando
Died on war service

3231 Servicing Commando.

Sources
CWGC.
CWGC Graves Registration Report Form.
War Deaths RAF (all ranks) 1939-48, Volume 11, General Register Office.
The RAFSC and TSW Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.

PICKERING, Benjamin

Sergeant
RAF Servicing Commando
Died on war service

3201 Servicing Commando.

Sources
CWGC.
War Deaths RAF (all ranks) 1939-48, Volume 11, General Register Office.
The RAFSC and TSW Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.
 

SAVAGE, John Edwin

Sergeant
RAF Servicing Commando
Died on war service

3225 Servicing Commando.

Sources
CWGC.
War Deaths RAF (all ranks) 1939-48, Volume 13, General Register Office.
The RAFSC and TSW Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.

SKEGGS, Edward John

Aircraftman 1st Class
RAF Servicing Commando
Died on war service

3209 Servicing Commando.

Sources
CWGC.
War Deaths RAF (all ranks) 1939-48, Volume 13, General Register Office.
The RAFSC and TSW Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.

SNAPE, Leonard Victor

Sergeant
RAF Servicing Commando
Died on war service

3202 Servicing Commando.

Sources
CWGC.
CWGC Graves Concentration Report Form.
War Deaths RAF (all ranks) 1939-48, Volume 13, General Register Office.
The RAFSC and TSW Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.

SWALLOW, Owen William

Leading Aircraftman
RAF Servicing Commando
Died on war service

3205 Servicing Commando.

Sources
CWGC.
War Deaths RAF (all ranks) 1939-48, Volume 13, General Register Office.
The RAFSC and TSW Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.
 

TAYLOR, James Renton

Leading Aircraftman
RAF Servicing Commando
Died on war service

3231 Servicing Commando.

Sources
CWGC.
CWGC Grave Registration Report.
War Deaths RAF (all ranks) 1939-48, Volume 14, General Register Office.
The RAFSC and TSW Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.


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