My father went to Syria with the ME Commandos to carry out mountain warfare training between April and September 1942 prior to him joining the 1st SAS. Is there any further information available on this deployment?
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.
Thank you Pete. The article made interesting reading with certain parts corresponding well with what my father had told me. I'm still mystified however as to why at that time there was thought to be a need for desert commandos to have mountain training, although for some like my father it certainly held them in good stead for some of the later operations carried out by the SRS.