Axis nationals and Yugoslavs in No. 10 Inter-Allied Commando

Discussions on the Allies and the Neutral States in general and the countries that does not have sections of their own.
Octavianus
Member
Posts: 284
Joined: 30 Apr 2002 23:23
Location: Europe

Axis nationals and Yugoslavs in No. 10 Inter-Allied Commando

Post by Octavianus » 18 Nov 2002 14:42

Ave amici,

I'm curious if anyone here can provide any data about the No. 3 Troop, also known as "X Troop" and the No. 7 Troop of the No. 10 Inter-Allied Commando Company. The "X Troop" was namely made up of German, Austrian, Italian, Hungarian and other Axis nationals, while the No. 7 Troop was built by Royal Yugoslav volunteers. I know for the fact that the Yugoslavian troop never mustered more than two officers and fourteen other ranks, but I would very much appreciate if anyone could fill here some further details about these two troops, especially about the actions they were involved in, their actual strength and if possible also the names of the their commanding officers.

Gratiam,

Octavianus

User avatar
Andy H
Forum Staff
Posts: 15112
Joined: 12 Mar 2002 20:51
Location: UK and USA

Post by Andy H » 18 Nov 2002 18:31

I think I've some information at home, but I'm away till Tuesday, so bear with me.

:D Andy from the Shire

Octavianus
Member
Posts: 284
Joined: 30 Apr 2002 23:23
Location: Europe

10 Inter-Allied Commando

Post by Octavianus » 19 Nov 2002 13:41

Ave Andy,

Thanks for your forthcoming help. Tuesday is fine with me. Can you perhaps at least give me some hint about which Troop are you going to write down? About the X' Troop or the No. 7 (Royal Yugoslav) Troop? :D

Gratiam,

Octavianus

User avatar
Andy H
Forum Staff
Posts: 15112
Joined: 12 Mar 2002 20:51
Location: UK and USA

Post by Andy H » 20 Nov 2002 19:40

No. 10 (Inter-Allied) Commando, fought from 1943 to 1945 in Italy, Yugoslavia and Greece. It was commanded first by Brigadier T.B.L. Churchill, M.C., and later by Brigadier R.J.F. Tod, D.S.O.

Still trying to find the info Iknow I have here :(

User avatar
Oberst Mihael
Member
Posts: 1304
Joined: 13 Jul 2002 17:28
Location: Slovenia

Post by Oberst Mihael » 20 Nov 2002 19:59

Any Slovenes there?

Octavianus
Member
Posts: 284
Joined: 30 Apr 2002 23:23
Location: Europe

Commandoes

Post by Octavianus » 20 Nov 2002 23:48

Ave Andy et Oberst Michael,

No. 10 (Inter-Allied) Commando, fought from 1943 to 1945 in Italy, Yugoslavia and Greece. It was commanded first by Brigadier T.B.L. Churchill, M.C., and later by Brigadier R.J.F. Tod, D.S.O. Still trying to find the info Iknow I have here


Gratia, Andy! If I am not mistaken Brigadier T.B.L. Churchill was even captured by the Germans in late 1944, while conducting a commando raid on Korcula Island, I think.

Don't disperse, Andy. Any information here would be greatly appreciated, especially about X' and No. 7 (Yugoslav) Troop actions and strength. I have recently obtained some new interesting information that No. 7 (Yugoslav) Troop had probably mustered more than just some 15 men, as some sources indicated.

To Oberst Michael:
Any Slovenes there?


Yes, sure, Oberst Michael, there were Slovenes in the No. 10 Inter-Allied Commando Company. I even believe they made up the majority of the "mannschaft" in that Troop. Any particular reason for asking me this?:-)

Gratiam,

Octavianus

User avatar
Andy H
Forum Staff
Posts: 15112
Joined: 12 Mar 2002 20:51
Location: UK and USA

Post by Andy H » 23 Nov 2002 12:14

The 10th (Inter Allied) served within the 4th SS (Special Service) Brigade from 1943 onwards.

Still looking

:D Andy from the Shire

Octavianus
Member
Posts: 284
Joined: 30 Apr 2002 23:23
Location: Europe

Commando

Post by Octavianus » 23 Nov 2002 12:40

Ave Andy,

The 10th (Inter Allied) served within the 4th SS (Special Service) Brigade from 1943 onwards.


I am not sure if this information of yours is correct. I have namely in the meantime got some new information. The No. 7 (Royal Yugoslav) Troop, formed on 20 August 1942 as part of 10th Inter-Allied Commando, fought in November 1943 in Italy with 2nd Special Service Brigade (Borello, Termoli etc..) and in February 1944 with Force 144, supporting the Partisans from Vis Island, before disbanding in April 1944. The Commanding Officer was one Lieutenant Keravin?? Have to say that I have never heard of any such surnames.

Hope this information will help you in your further research.

Gratiam,

Octavianus

User avatar
Andy H
Forum Staff
Posts: 15112
Joined: 12 Mar 2002 20:51
Location: UK and USA

Post by Andy H » 23 Nov 2002 20:50

You could well be correct as I have checked two different sources and they give me different information from each concerning 4 SS Brigade

:? Andy from the Shire

Return to “The Allies and the Neutral States in general”