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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:30 am 
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Can anyone please recommend any books or primary sources on the Royal Navy commandos in general and on Force J in particular?
A friend recently discovered that her father was a Royal Naval commando based at Southampton during the Second World War and is having difficulty finding out much about his service.
It's not an area I know very much about so am rather at a loss to help her.
So thought I'd ask on here - bound to be someone out there with encyclopedic knowledge! :)
Thanks, in advance.

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If you can get a copy of 'The Beachead Commandos' by A Cecil Hampshire it details the training and operations undertaken by RN Commandos.
J Cdo landed on Gold Beach on D Day,this was their first operation,in the book there is actually a photo of J Cdo.


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Thank you Sea Soldier. I've passed this info on to the lady in question and she is most grateful
Appreciate your help.

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Lt. Chard: "If it's a miracle, Colour Sergeant, it's a short chamber Boxer-Henry point-four-five calibre miracle."
Sgt. Bourne: "And a bayonet, sir, with some guts behind it."
Speculation is the secret vice of every history buff and...is unavoidable when passing judgements - Stephen E Ambrose
'It was noticeable that spirits were of the highest order whenever a mess tin of tea was being heated up' - S/Sgt Victor Miller, Glider Pilot Regiment.


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