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barry wales
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Interesting to see Inverary Castle on the TV tonight "A Very British Scandal", the home of the Duke of Argyll.
No 12 CDO were based there for training in April, 1941, 80 years ago, training for raids on Norway.
My father, Harold Holland Wales, told me that the monument that you can see on the hill top opposite the castle , had to be touched before you were allowed breakfast.
At some point the commando were involved in Folbot training with a submarine in Loch Fyne, but that turned out to be a little bit spooky and unsettling.
I will tell you of that another time.
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Courses at the No.1 Combined Training Centre at Inverary

https://www.commandoveterans.org/CTC_Inveraray_Courses

Washing day at Inverary

https://gallery.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/units/4/commandos+scotland+tents.jpg.html

HMS Queen Emma at Inverary

https://gallery.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/WW2/ships/The+Queen+Emma+of+Inverary.jpg.html

Pat Porteous (later VC) and other No.4 Commando officers on HMS Scotsman, Inverary.

https://gallery.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/WW2/ships/The+Queen+Emma+of+Inverary.jpg.html

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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.


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