Commando

With the help of the Commando Veterans Association we helped the fantastic West Highland Museum put together a display to tell the story of Commando Training in Lochaber in WW2.

The very name Commando was invented here at Achnacarry where 25,000 men went through the toughest military training of WWII. They became skilled in shooting, the use of explosives, unarmed combat and silent killing and took part in landing assaults on nearby Loch Lochy where live ammunition was used. They came from Britain, the occupied countries, the USA and Canada and left for daring raids on mainland Europe, the Mediterranean and the Far East.

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