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Eileen
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Can someone tell me how No.3 got back from Sicily at the end of '43/start of '44 please?

I thought my dad must have come home with 41 RM on the Otranto ... did No.3 come back on that ship, also?

After reading about No.2 overseas (dad volunteered with them for Salerno) I now know that dad had jaundice and this is why he's re-classified as 1a in his service record.

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The SRS came back on that ship I believe so it's possible that 3 Commando was with them as well, civilians were also on board as well so I am led to believe.
3 Commando under temporary command of Capt. A.G. Komrower who would be awarded a DSO for his actions served with the SRS and 40 RM Commando at Termoli in Italy, Operation Devon in October 1943. 3 Commando formed the beach head.
After Termoli 3 Commando went to Bari, they suffered 5 men killed and 29 wounded during the operation. The SRS also went to Bari and crossed to North Africa in an American LST and from their to Phillipeville in Algeria and finally home.
It may be that this was the route also taken by 3 Commando.
Probably all wrong of course.
Alan.

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Eileen
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You - get things wrong? As if.

Thank you. :-)

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Thank you, Graham. :D

This is one heck of a place.

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