By Marc De Bolster
Forty seven Royal Marine Commando: An inside of tale 1943-1946 tells the tale of forty seven Royal Marine Commando throughout the moment international battle according to own money owed written through veterans who served during this ambitious unit. it's a tale of younger males who have been to play a key function in liberating Europe from Nazi tyranny. From the D-Day landings in Normandy to fierce battles in Holland, a few have been taken prisoner via the enemy and despatched to camps till freed on the finish of the struggle in 1945.
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Wondering what to say to my mother I walked along Victoria Street and came along the recruiting office, and though I did not want to be directed to a job I didn’t like, so I went in. ’ When I looked across I saw this CSgt resplendent in his Blues. I went across and after the interview he said ‘Go home and get your parents to sign this form and bring it back to me and you will be OK’. The next thing was to think of what to say to my mother being a widow with two girls at home, which I thought up as I went along.
Two basic types of hobnails were used; cone shaped hobnails for rough and mountainous surfaces, flat round types for other surfaces. Cpls. A. N. Charlton and J. McKenzies wearing the 1940 pattern Battledress. Basic equipment was made of a thick khaki canvas known as webbing. The end of the trouser legs and the top of the ammo boots were covered by canvas anklets or gaiters. This gave protection as it kept out dirt and critters. A webbing belt was worn over the jacket to which other pieces of equipment could be attached.
So for my 21st Birthday I went to Spean Bridge and walked the 7–8 miles up to Camp at Achnacarry, which were in the Grounds of the Castle owned by Cameron of Lochkeil. Stan Bissle was my instructor at that time (his earlier training had been in the Metropolitan Police). Col. (Charlie) Vaughn was in charge of Training. We were supplied with Denim overalls. Mid January 1944 Col. Charlie Vaughn issued me with my Green Beret and my combined Ops Badge from the 4th SS Brigade (Special Services). I then went down from Scotland to North Wales—A.