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In Memory of the following from 95 Commando (Light) Regiment RA who died as a result of a traffic collision 21 Sept. 1965 on the road from Nee Soon Singapore to Johore Bahru.

Sgt. Victor John Robert ELLIOTT [view record]
Bdr. Bernard COLLINS [view record]
Bdr. Albert Seaton TATE [view record]
L/Bdr. Brian Rasen COLDRON [view record]
LBdr. Michael John O'NEILL [view record]

We will remember them.
The full troop photo on the link below has Lieut. Leopold Hulot in the centre I believe:

Our Archive entry for him here:
Hi Nick

I am hoping to get more information on his return from abroad which I will post as and when. Just for the record whilst checking a Commando Association list of Royal Marine Commandos I found the following two also served in No.4 Commando French troop. Pat Churchill and another Marine.

CH/X 114586 Marine L.G. Essex
PO/X 110814 Marine P.S. Churchill

with a possibility that PO/X 103878 Marine A.W. Coleman may also served in that troop.

There was a forum message on this arm badge sometime back
2 new photos have been added which relate to the French troop attached to No 4 Commando. They are from the stepson of Robert George 'Bob' Tout who is in each. I think Robert Saerens MM [view] is in the first. Any definites on his or the others ID would be appreciated.


The photos Susan refers to in her message above can be viewed on these links:

Susan has kindly provided a photo of her father, Mne. Edmund Nelson, which I have placed here and in our 44RM Commando gallery. Susan adds the following

He enlisted as a Royal Marine (EX3368) in February 1940 and joined 44 Commando D Troop in August 1943. He was involved in combined operations in the Far East and Burma, and was wounded in action at Hill 170 on 26th January 1945. His service ended in December 1945. He is now aged 99. I have sent off the cva membership application form which my dad signed himself despite now being severely visually impaired; he still has the Commando Spirit !

A big welcome to Edmund, Susan, and her son who found our site.
Thank you Stephane. I have updated the photo gallery here : [Normandy events June 2018.]
75 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 a document about the Operation.]

We will Remember them

It is with much sadness that John Monks advises us of the death on the 27th July 2018 of WO2 Alastair 'Jock' Livingstone of 59 Commando Squadron Royal Engineers, aged 47. A fine soldier who loyally served with 59 Commando Squadron Royal Engineers who will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Rest in peace Jock.
From August 1943 when an additional six Royal Marine Commando units were formed, Signallers from the Royal Marine Division were additionally used for the new four separate Special Service Brigades. As I understand it they came from 101 and 102 Royal Marine Brigade Signals. So not just Army Commando signallers !
You could also try sending a pm to [1] Jean-Baptiste Brekelmans who has a good knowledge on insignia and badges and [2] Mike Beckett likewise. Their profiles where a pm can be sent are below:



You can also view their previous messages from their profile page. This is worth doing as sometimes you will find that there has already been valuable information posted in previous responses. I know Mike has responded on Signals questions in the past.

Let us know how you get on.

Signalman Bryan Woolnough, M. B. E. was a Commando signaller. His son has posted some information and documents which include a sketch portrait by an Italian artist created in 1944. Might be of interest.

and in our gallery on the link below (where it can be enlarged). and in the image here, we have a picture of Bryan taken in 2010 where his cap badge is very visible.

Details of another wounded are 14788326 HOMER, J. Pte. Royal Warwickshire Regiment & 6 Commando.

View our entry for Private John Robson here:

View Commandos buried at the same cemetery here:
Hi Nina

The images you posted were very low resolution. I have removed the blank white spaces around each to make them a bit clearer, but if you know anyone who can scan them at a higher resolution they would be much clearer.


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