commando veterans association commando dagger
[Recent Topics] Recent Topics   [Groups] Back to home page  [Register] Register /  [Login] Login 
The anniversary of Salerno  XML
Forum Index » Commando Anniversaries (WW2)
Author Message
Pete
CVA Website Archivist
[Avatar]

Joined: 23/09/2008 00:08:02
Messages: 4555
Offline

76 years ago this week the Allied invasion of Italy took place. In Memory of all the Fallen, including those from No. 2 Commando and No. 41 Royal Marine Commando, and all who suffered life changing injuries.

[View the Salerno Commando Roll of Honour]

[Read a document about the original graves of some from No. 2 Commando.]

[Read some War Diary and other entries.]

We will Remember them

This message was edited 5 times. Last update was at 15/09/2022 21:04:46


Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
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.


**** nb. I no longer monitor the pm facility ****
[Email]
Pete
CVA Website Archivist
[Avatar]

Joined: 23/09/2008 00:08:02
Messages: 4555
Offline

This week marks the 76th anniversary - In Memory of all the Fallen.

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
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.


**** nb. I no longer monitor the pm facility ****
[Email]
Pete
CVA Website Archivist
[Avatar]

Joined: 23/09/2008 00:08:02
Messages: 4555
Offline

This week marks the 77th anniversary.

9th-18th September 1943 Operation Avalanche.
Amongst the Allied forces taking part were No 2 Army Commando and 41RM Commando. During the fighting in and around Salerno, the Commandos lost many good men. Amongst the Fallen was Captain Henry Valerian George Wellesley - 6th Duke of Wellington, Captain of 2 troop No 2 Commando.

A publication about the raid by Major H.H. Blissett can be read [View...]

The Commando Fallen at Salerno [View....]

The graves of some of the fallen during this operation can be viewed on this link to our gallery for Salerno War Cemetery [View...]

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 09/10/2021 23:14:38


Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
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.


**** nb. I no longer monitor the pm facility ****
[Email]
Pete
CVA Website Archivist
[Avatar]

Joined: 23/09/2008 00:08:02
Messages: 4555
Offline

Remembering all the Fallen and those who suffered life changing injuries 78 years ago at and around Salerno, Italy, September 1943. The following links take you to the relevant pages in our archive

[View the Salerno Commando Roll of Honour]

[Read a document about the original graves of some from No. 2 Commando.]

[Read some War Diary and other entries.]

We will Remember them

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 09/10/2021 23:15:15


Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
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.


**** nb. I no longer monitor the pm facility ****
[Email]
Bill Harvey
Forum Member
[Avatar]

Joined: 07/07/2007 22:24:35
Messages: 700
Location: Dunbeg Argyll
Offline

REMEMBERED WITH HONOUR.


Bill Harvey
Son of Gunner Bill Harvey No4 Commando who was killed in action on 1 November 1944 when liberating Flushing. "Their deeds shall live from age to age. They've writ their name on History's page. Upheld their glorious heritage. The Fighting Fourth Commando."
Pete
CVA Website Archivist
[Avatar]

Joined: 23/09/2008 00:08:02
Messages: 4555
Offline

This is the 79th anniversary of the allied invasion of Italy - Operation Avalanche. In Memory of all the Fallen, including those from No. 2 Commando and No. 41 Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines, and all who suffered life changing injuries.

[View the Salerno Commando Roll of Honour]

[Read a document about the original graves of some from No. 2 Commando.]

[Read some War Diary and other entries.]

The casualties in the first 10 days of the action amounted to 48% of the strength of the two Commandos when they landed on the 9th September 1943.

We will Remember them

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 15/09/2022 21:01:34


Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
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.


**** nb. I no longer monitor the pm facility ****
[Email]
 
Forum Index » Commando Anniversaries (WW2)
Go to:   
©Commando Veterans Archive 2006 - 2016. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all content on this site is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Powered by JForum 2.1.8 © JForum Team
commando dagger