COMMEMORATIVE COMMANDO MARCH ~
AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A SPEED MARCH AND WE
HAVE NO CONNECTION WITH ANY ORGANISATION THAT RUNS ONE. OUR MARCH
IS FOR RE-ENACTORS AND ANY COMMANDO VETERANS WHO WISH TO ATTEND A
WREATH LAYING CEREMONY AND/OR TO TAKE PART IN THE MARCH IN PART OR
WHOLE. (Peter Scally).
The 5th Annual Commando Commemorative March 2/3rd April 2010
The arrangements for the 2010 march are
similar to last year. Any re-enactors with
appropriate uniform and weaponry are invited to contact Peter Scally
for information and/or to declare an interest in taking part. More
information will be posted here when available meantime the accounts
of earlier marches (below) provide an indication of requirements and
organisation. Commando veterans of WW2 are most welcome to join the
weekend commemorations but are not expected to take part in the march
itself. Transport for veterans will be provided from Spean Bridge to
the starting point at Achnacarry House and the return trip to the
Commando Memorial for a wreath laying ceremony.
Peter Scally can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com
or by phone at 01655 760 380 (UK).
This year's OD army green T shirt is once again
priced at £10 and comes in L, XL ,XXL
carrying the badge opposite.
The 1st Commando Commemorative March 2006
A number of re-enactment groups from the
Netherlands, France, England, Wales and Scotland joined forces with this
website, the No 3 Commando Re-enactment Group and the Combined Operations
Association, to raise funds for the Combined Operations Memorial. We are
indebted to Patrick van der Vegt of the No 10 (IA) Commando Re-enactment
Group, located in the Netherlands, for organising the event. In the finest
spirit of Combined Operations the march was an international operation. The event raised £1500.00 from veterans, individuals, organisations and
associations with an interest in Combined Operations.
The 7 mile march started at
Achnacarry in the Highlands of Scotland
where WWII Commandos undertook their gruelling training under the Combined
Operations Command and the immediate scrutiny of the legendary
Col Charles E Vaughan. The route passed
the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge where a wreath laying ceremony was held.
To see the route of the march click on the
Below you'll find a small selection of photos taken on the day, articles
from the media together with a link to around 300 other photos taken by the
march's official photographer, Kees Huyser.
To view the 300 photos taken by the march's official photographer
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