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bethemy
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James Roland Greaves No 3 and No 4 Commando
Born Bentley, Doncaster
January 1925 - January 2005
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Hi bethamy,

May I add the photo of Rolly to our Website Gallery?
Do you happen to know the regiment he was in prior to volunteering to be a commando? I don't suppose you know his service number do you?

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Bethamy

Thanks for posting this. Another photo for the No 4 Commando which my dad was in.

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Bill Harvey


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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."
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Hi Bill

They were all so young. So proud to know he was in the company of such great men!

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Andrea
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Hi Nick

My dads commando book states the number 2368 then in brackets (921) James R Greaves is a lifelong member of the Old Commando Association and Special Service Brigafe.

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Andrea
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Andrea, Nick
The cap badge is the Reconnaissance Corps.
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bethemy
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Thankyou Guy. I have already learned so much in such a short time on this site🤗
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Hi Andrea,

Thanks for granting permission for me to upload your photo to the website.
Please forgive me for not answering sooner - I have been away for a week in in wild West Wales where the the wifi is almost none existent and the phone signal is weak to say the least!


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Proud son of Cpl Mick Collins, 5 Troop, No5 Cdo

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GUY wrote:Andrea, Nick
The cap badge is the Reconnaissance Corps.
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Hi Guy,
Yes that is what I thought too - but hoped that Andrea could confirm it - however, great minds think alike etc so will go with Recce Corp...

Nick

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Proud son of Cpl Mick Collins, 5 Troop, No5 Cdo

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bethemy
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Hi folks

I know my dad was involved in undercover operations. He never spoke of the war so please forgive my lack of knowledge. My mum and my uncle filled me in a bit and by the sounds of it the Recce Corp sounds accurate. My dad faithfully received and read the commando newsletters and my mum had the commando badge sewn to a dress jacket he wore. It was always there with him he just didn?t or couldn?t talk about it. The history I have gleaned from your input and this page touches my heart truly.
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Andrea

 
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