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1st Special Service Brigade - No.6 Commando - War Diaries

 

5th June 1944

Place: Camp C 18

Commando embarks for 'Overlord' at Warsash.

6th June 1944

Place: In the field

Commando lands on QUEEN RED at 0840 hrs and marches to the positions at LE PLEIN taking en route one German battery 16 prisoners and killing 24.  Our casualties Capt Pyman MC killed, Major Coade wounded, 4 O.R's killed and 28 wounded.  Total casualties first day 3 and 32.  Action of the Commando Grand. 

7th June 1944

Place: In the field

Commando is mortared 4 casualties Capt Robinson and 1 Troop comes in and tells us Lieut Fazan killed.  Lieut Stalker and 10 O.R's wounded.  We bombard enemy position with aid of Major Seligmann.  At noon 2 Troop 3 Troop and 6 Troop attack gun battery after second bombardment.  8 prisoners are taken. Signals and booby traps completed.