BRITISH COMMANDOS

In late June 1940 Britain stood alone against Germany, and there was much talk of invasion. While hurried plans were made to defend against such a move, Churchill asked for plans to be drawn up to take the fight to the enemy in occupied Europe, and as a result the first Commando unit was created. They acted as raiders until 1943, when they were made into assault infantry and took on a more conventional role. 

Initially the Commandos were dressed as per the regiment each man had come from, but as they gained experience they adapted their dress and kit to suit their task. Most noticeably they often abandoned their steel helmets in favour of the 'cap,comforter' which was to become their trademark and which every man here is wearing.

Scale 1/32 Airfix figures

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