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ASR142
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HI Chaps
I was out and about to day and found this rather long picture at a market its 31 inches in length or 2 1/6 ft its behind glass so not easy to take pictures of it but did get somewhere with it took a few over lapping ones as well Lieut. Colonel Charles Vaughan OBE is sat to the front center to name 1 of the many well known faces in this group pic on the front bench please fell free mods to add these to the training center albums regards steve
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more pics working left to right
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this is going to be a while sorry steve
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in all about 7 pictures steve
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yet more to come
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few more to go steve
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not many left
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last but not least steve
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last picture thank goodness steve
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What a lucky find. Well done.

Son of Dennis Cooper, 1 troop 4 Commando.
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Did you buy it then?

I think 2nd from the left, as we see it, is on a photo of No.4 Commando - and could that be Bill Millin, 5th from right? I'm talking about the photo above, not this one.
I've checked with John ... that is his dad.




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ASR142
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yes i did get it i hoping they might have some more bits next week !!
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Great photo, thanks for sharing it

The more I learn about the Commandos, the less I realise I know.

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Sorry to be some years late to this thread.

I am taking my 9-year old son up to Scotland next month for a road trip which includes a visit to the Commando memorial - he's nuts about the Royals and already wants to have a crack at the green lid. So, we dug out the old photos I have of my uncle who was a Commando to see if we might also visit the place he trained - there were many stories in the family of him running up and down Ben Nevis each day, so I knew it was Scotland.

One of those photos was the large one that started this thread and I know for a fact he's on it. When we Googled "Haydon Commando Scotland" we found your posts.

Absolutely amazing to find some more info after over 77 years!

Did you ever find anything else out about the photo or do you have any further information on what life was like at Haydon?

I have some more photographs of my uncle in what looks like Cyprus or the Middle East and know that he was definitely on the Levant because I also have an olive leaf he sent my Grandmother from Jerusalem. I'd be more than happy to share these in case anyone knows anything about the other people that are in them. I also have my uncle's pay book and a couple of other odds and ends.

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Dave H
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Hi Dave

The Spean Bridge Commando Memorial you know about. The CBTC is at Achnacarry.

Places to take him the Cameron Museum at Achnacarry which has a small Commando room you can also see the river they trained on at Achnacarry. The West Highland Museum in Fort William which has a Commando room.

Gather by wording of your post that that your Uncle was a Royal Marine Commando not Army Commando.

Best wishes.

Bill



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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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