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Pete
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76 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 some War Diary and other entries.]

We will Remember them


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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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This week marks the 76th anniversary - In Memory of all the Fallen.

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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This week marks the 77th anniversary.

9th-18th September 1943 Operation Avalanche.
Amongst the Allied forces taking part were No 2 Army Commando and 41RM Commando. During the fighting in and around Salerno, the Commandos lost many good men. Amongst the Fallen was Captain Henry Valerian George Wellesley - 6th Duke of Wellington, Captain of 2 troop No 2 Commando.

A publication about the raid by Major H.H. Blissett can be read [View...]

The Commando Fallen at Salerno [View....]

The graves of some of the fallen during this operation can be viewed on this link to our gallery for Salerno War Cemetery [View...]

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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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Pete
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Remembering all the Fallen and those who suffered life changing injuries 78 years ago at and around Salerno, Italy, September 1943. The following links take you to the relevant pages in our archive

[View the Salerno Commando Roll of Honour]

[Read a document about the original graves of some from No. 2 Commando.]

[Read some War Diary and other entries.]

We will Remember them

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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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REMEMBERED WITH HONOUR.


Bill Harvey
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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