SCISSORS FORCE - War Diary help pls.

Discussion in 'Higher Formations' started by Pete Keane, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Pete Keane

    Pete Keane Senior Member

    Hello all.

    Can anyone help with a reference for the WD for No.4 Independent Company in 1940 (the Norway campaign).

    I thought it would be part of the S.Lancs collection, but its not.

    The Regimental History makes no mention of 4 IC - despite it containing many 1/4 and 2/4 S.lancs men, nor is there and mention of 4 Troop, 2 Commando, which likewise received men from 4 IC.

    Any books titles on the campaign also appreciated.

    Pete
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    4 IC mention in this Norway file.

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    There's a war diary in WO 168 North-West Expeditionary Force series
     
  3. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    Just got hold of a book on the Liverpool Scottish men who served with the 'commandos' in WW2...chapter 5 deals with LS men with the company...anyone you are looking for in particular????
     
  4. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    Had a quick look at the chapter apart from naming many people who were in 4 it uses excerpts from a war diary and at the back quotes WO168/107.....
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  6. Garmoran

    Garmoran Junior Member

    WO 168/107 4 Ind. Coy.1940 Apr.-June



    Can anyone tell me if there is a similar document for No. 3 Independent Company?
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I would check this file:

    WO 218/11 3 Indep. Coy. 1940 Apr.- Nov.

    Norway related files should be listed in WO 168 but as you can see this is in WO 218 which is Special Services. I'm fairly certain its the unit as there wasn't any obvious units like the SAS etc (apart from Phantom and Commandos) in 1940 - That I'm aware of.
     
  8. Garmoran

    Garmoran Junior Member

    I would check this file:

    WO 218/11 3 Indep. Coy. 1940 Apr.- Nov.

    Norway related files should be listed in WO 168 but as you can see this is in WO 218 which is Special Services. I'm fairly certain its the unit as there wasn't any obvious units like the SAS etc (apart from Phantom and Commandos) in 1940 - That I'm aware of.

    Many thanks - that looks like it, as the dates correspond to the life of the unit. I was a bit taken aback not to find it in the WO 168. My father served in it but was placed back on the Reserve at the end of June 1940 while the unit was training at Lochailort, to his disgust. He spent the next 2 years in the Home Guard in North Woolwich.
     
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