No.3 (Jewish) Troop No.10 Commando.

Discussion in 'Commandos & Royal Marines' started by Peter Clare, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. deadb_tch

    deadb_tch the deadliest b#tch ever

    During the First and Second World Wars, British and Allied nations Jewish Servicemen and Women played a part in those struggles in excess of the proportion to their numbers in the general populations. Many will know of the Zion Mule Corps (1915-16),the Jewish Legion (38th-42nd battalions, Royal Fusiliers - 1917-19) in the First War, and the Jewish Brigade (1944-46), the 51st (mainly Jewish Palestinians) Middle East Commando, the SIG Commando in North Africa, the Jewish members of SOE, and other Jewish groups of World War Two.

    Read more here: No 3 (Jewish) Troop, No.10 Commando
     
  2. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

  3. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Memorial to the members of No.3 (Jewish)Troop. No.10 Commando who trained at Aberdovey, North Wales, and lost their lives. The memorial is in Penhelig Park, Aberdovey.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

  4. tropper66

    tropper66 Member

    They where actualy called No3 ( british troop) for security reasons, and took part in almost every raid but only in small groups under command of other units, some even dropped at Arnheim, the only time they fought as a unit was the attack on Walchernan Island, the Dutch troop where in the Far East for Part of the War and the Polish troop fought in Italy at Cassino, the where mainly used in an inteligence gathering role because of there languages, a group of very brave men
     
  5. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    During the First and Second World Wars, British and Allied nations Jewish Servicemen and Women played a part in those struggles in excess of the proportion to their numbers in the general populations. Many will know of the Zion Mule Corps (1915-16),the Jewish Legion (38th-42nd battalions, Royal Fusiliers - 1917-19) in the First War, and the Jewish Brigade (1944-46), the 51st (mainly Jewish Palestinians) Middle East Commando, the SIG Commando in North Africa, the Jewish members of SOE, and other Jewish groups of World War Two.

    Read more here: No 3 (Jewish) Troop, No.10 Commando

    Also had an Artillery Regt 44-46.

    200 Field Regiment RA
    War-formed 12/44 as A Jewish Field Regt
    Italy 1945-Jewish Inf Bde
    Disb 5/46

    Rob D
     
  6. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  9. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    From TNA, WO 162/205, History of Casualty Branch:
    nb 3 threads of same title merged.
     
    Drew5233 likes this.
  10. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

  11. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    It would seem that it was never called No 3 (Jewish) Troop. You will see from the attached that it was initially called "X" Troop, which took part in the Dieppe raid, and then became known as No 3 (Miscellaneous) Troop.
     

    Attached Files:

    Tricky Dicky and dbf like this.
  12. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member

    Very interesting thread, I've just read for the first time.
    I'm reading a book called Combattants Juifs by Geroges Brandstater, in which he reports about 60 interviews with veterans of various Jewish fighting groups . Most of which date back to 2006, the writer had trouble finding a publisher, only published last year. He's still alive, spent WW2 with farmers in SW France.
    There are 4 interviews with veterans of the Jewish Brigade, which I haven't got round to reading yet, but the whole book is a fascinating piece of work.
    You can get it on Amazon.
     
  13. No.4CommandoBairn

    No.4CommandoBairn Well-Known Member

    Lots more information, and photos, on the Commando Veterans Forum. I've had the honour of meeting some veterans and families of others over the past couple of years.

    Dominique Kieffer and other French Commando Kids travel widely to various commemorations.

    Never forgotten.
     
  14. Warlord

    Warlord Veteran wannabe

    Were there Jewish prisoners taken during the Dieppe raid? And if so, does anybody know what happened to them?
     
  15. No.4CommandoBairn

    No.4CommandoBairn Well-Known Member

    I've just been looking at the appropriate pages on the Commando Veterans Forum - lots of information on there, names with English names given, what happened to them etc.

    Look in the gallery, 2nd row left for photos of Commandos then go from there.

    I tried to add a link - will try again. If anything does appear, it's from our very interesting and helpful forum.
     

    Attached Files:

  16. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    Five members of X Troop took part in the Dieppe raid these were Privates Bates, Latimer, Platt, Rice and Smith. Of these only Platt and Latimer returned the other three, all Czechs, were killed.
     

Share This Page