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Jim McKinlay
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Hi, i was wondering if anyone could tell me the movements of No.9 commando during WW2 as my father , Peter Mckinlay served with that unit I seem to remember he was originally H.L.I. and that he was batman to Col ? Todd.
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Hi Jim,
here is a quick history of No9; Sept 43 - May45 whilst commanded by Lt-Col R.J.F TOD,

http://www.commandoveterans.org/downloads/9CommandoOverseas.pdf

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Pete
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The combined ops website has some information on No.9 Commando on this link:

http://www.combinedops.com/No%209%20Commando.htm

Pete Rogers (CVA Research Group)
Son of L/Sgt Rogers MM & nephew of TSM McAllister. No 2 Cdo 5 trp. A video I made from photos: Commandos for Life
Another video I made about Commandos is HERE
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before. When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted

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faito44
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CIAO voleva informazioni del 9 ° BRIGADE 2 SS 44 febbraio COMMANDO GARIGLIANO-ORNITO-FAITO sono ancora vivi
BARTON HAROLD
Belasco DAVE
Bostock TOMMY
CALLF LESLIE
HOPKINS LESLIE
Quarrie JACK
WILSON (Willie) ALIX
WOOD TIMER
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information wanted from the 9 COMMANDO, 2 SS BRIGADE, February 44 - Operation Ornito - [GARIGLIANO, Monte ORNITO, Monte FAITO] are any of these still alive?


RSM Jack Quarrie passed away January 2010

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faito44 wrote:CIAO voleva informazioni del 9 ° BRIGADE 2 SS 44 febbraio COMMANDO GARIGLIANO-ORNITO-FAITO sono ancora vivi
BARTON HAROLD MM
Belasco DAVE last known residence Faitly, Clydebank
Bostock TOMMY MM
CALLF LESLIE MC BAR
HOPKINS LESLIE DCM
Quarrie JACK died 1 Jan 2010
WILSON (Willie) ALIX
WOOD TIMER



What a bunch of warriors!

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Hi Salvo

I now have details regarding the above Commandos who are sadly all deceased - dates below:

Leslie Hopkins DCM - November 1986
Harold Barton MM - May 2005
Leslie Callf MC and bar - December 1994
Tommy Bostock MM - October 1992
Dave Belasco - December 1997
Jack Quarrie - January 2010
Alex Wilson - February 1996

Without the proper first name of Wood an accurate result cannot be given.

I have updated the details here for others benefit. I will contact you by email regarding the pictures you sent me

Regards

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Pete Rogers (CVA Research Group)
Son of L/Sgt Rogers MM & nephew of TSM McAllister. No 2 Cdo 5 trp. A video I made from photos: Commandos for Life
Another video I made about Commandos is HERE
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before. When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted

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faito44
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salve,e possibile trovare foto,della battaglia dell'ornito,faito,cerasola.italy 44
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After a bit of research I have discovered my grandfather served here as well, he was awarded the M.M for bravery on the 2/3 Feb 1944. He took seven German prisoners and rescued five Commandos whilst himself being unarmed. He was recommended for this award by LT.Colonel R.J.F Tod
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information to sergeant major TOM BEARDMORE 2ss 9°dead 03/02/44 in faito hill gustav line- sun DOMINIC BEARDMORE
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Pete
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Hi Salvo

Thanks for posting these pictures which I will place in our gallery in due course.

In Memory of 5048331 Warrant Officer Class I Thomas Beardmore
Mentioned in Despatches
North Staffordshire Regiment and No. 9, Commando
who died age 27 on 03 February 1944
Remembered with honour CASSINO MEMORIAL

Pete Rogers (CVA Research Group)
Son of L/Sgt Rogers MM & nephew of TSM McAllister. No 2 Cdo 5 trp. A video I made from photos: Commandos for Life
Another video I made about Commandos is HERE
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before. When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted

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Pete
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My thanks again to Salvo for sending me a photo of Minturno War Cemetery and also of the memorial at Monte Faito. I have now created a War Graves album for Minturno War Cemetery and added the names of the Army and RM Cdos who are buried there. I will add the photo of the monument in due course but I place it here for now.

Perhaps Salvo, or others, can update this message on exactly how to get to this memorial for the benefit of others who may wish to visit in the future.

Pete
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Pete Rogers (CVA Research Group)
Son of L/Sgt Rogers MM & nephew of TSM McAllister. No 2 Cdo 5 trp. A video I made from photos: Commandos for Life
Another video I made about Commandos is HERE
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before. When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted

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Pete
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Doug Smith, son of Eddie Smith 5 troop, 9 commando, has been in touch to say
The sign is posted on the road to Suio, a short distance from Castelforte. The track up the side of the mountain is impassable for any vehicle other than a four wheel drive. I attempted it last year in a rental car but turned around when the pot holes became larger than the car wheels. There use to be an annual trip to Italy by veterans of 9 commando and they would rent a car and driver, I believe in Castelforte but I was unable to find anyone to drive to the cairn. "



Pete Rogers (CVA Research Group)
Son of L/Sgt Rogers MM & nephew of TSM McAllister. No 2 Cdo 5 trp. A video I made from photos: Commandos for Life
Another video I made about Commandos is HERE
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before. When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted

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Pete
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Doug has been in touch again and sent a few links that will be of use should anyone be thinking of a journey there :

A set of photos by Romano Filippo found on the web. Perhaps worth contacting him in advance to see if he can be of any help in any visit...you never know:
http://www.panoramio.com/user/3839696

A link to another excellent picture of the memorial cairn:
http://www.panoramio.com/user/3839696

Thanks Doug

Pete Rogers (CVA Research Group)
Son of L/Sgt Rogers MM & nephew of TSM McAllister. No 2 Cdo 5 trp. A video I made from photos: Commandos for Life
Another video I made about Commandos is HERE
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before. When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted

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