By Marc De Bolster
Forty seven Royal Marine Commando: An within tale 1943-1946 tells the tale of forty seven Royal Marine Commando throughout the moment global battle in keeping with own debts written by way of veterans who served during this bold unit. it's a tale of younger males who have been to play a key position in releasing Europe from Nazi tyranny. From the D-Day landings in Normandy to fierce battles in Holland, a few have been taken prisoner by means of the enemy and despatched to camps until eventually freed on the finish of the battle in 1945.
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Wherever, it was a steep, stony beach on a pitch-black, freezing night. A motley collection of craft were being used including R N lifeboats and the ubiquitous Dory—her with her nose in the air. To jump off her bow meant going into freefall. The drill on B-Troop’s Dory was that the Bren team, Roy Emsley and myself, hop off first, tear up the beach to the high ground and give covering fire to the hoi polloi behind. Simple. Like blind men wearing sun-glasses we are perched on the bows. Suddenly the boat grinds on the bottom and almost stops.
E) Any complaints should be reported to an officer at once. Most landladies reckon to have none. 3. Prejudice in the area against excessive drinking; in some cases men were required to be teetotal; in all cases drunkenness is regarded as a crime. 4. Behaviour in houses is very important. First impressions are all important. Men should treat all the women folk with politeness and courtesy; offer to help with washing up, peeling potatoes, scrubbing out on Fridays, digging in the garden etc. etc.
Col. (Charlie) Vaughn was in charge of Training. We were supplied with Denim overalls. Mid January 1944 Col. Charlie Vaughn issued me with my Green Beret and my combined Ops Badge from the 4th SS Brigade (Special Services). I then went down from Scotland to North Wales—A. O. C. Wrexham, Welsh Fusiliers Barracks. It was here that I got two of my stripes back and made Cpl. While in Wrexham, I visited Joan and her relations in Liverpool. Next posting was down to Petworth in Sussex. Eighty Royal Marines including myself, travelled by Train.