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Old 08-09-22, 02:17 AM
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Default WW II Commando Shoulder Cords/Lanyards

Where might I find information on the shoulder cord/lanyard colors worn by the Commandos during WW II? This includes the Royal Marine Commandos. Thank you.
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Army only. Page 67 of Commandos Churchill's 'Hand of steel; By Simon Dunstan.
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Royal Marine Lanyards and dative information here
https://rmhistorical.com/badge

Along with a lot of other useful information
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Army only. Page 67 of Commandos Churchill's 'Hand of steel; By Simon Dunstan.
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Royal Marine Lanyards and dative information here
https://rmhistorical.com/badge

Along with a lot of other useful information
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Thanks Mike for posting the link. It contains much useful information.
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Thank you Jibba Jabba for the recommendation and I was able to order the book earlier todsy.
In fairness the book is a bit limited, but reasonably priced. There is little information on Commando Lanyards for WW2 anywhere. After a lot of research, I find many conclusions are speculative, not based on sound evidence. No.4 did wear a red and gold lanyard early on, but not of the construction portrayed - it was of a plaited type. The No.2 Cdo lanyard - white and black - is more accurately portrayed. I believe No.9 wore a plaited black one - However, wear does not appear universal. One book describes No.11 Cdo as a green / khaki colour - but I have not found much supporting evidence and tend to think it was not general practice.

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